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Road test rewind: Ariel Atom V8

1 month ago   |   By Autocar

This is an exhilarating and communicative machine brimming with drama and finesse
Just 650kg fully fuelled and a V8 with 475bhp at 10,750rpm? We had to road test it...
Nine years ago, the Ariel motor company unleashed its most unhinged lightweight track special to date. We just had to get one in for a full road test. Here's how it performed:
Since its introduction, the Ariel Atom has been well represented in this magazine, dominating 0-100-0 contests, appearing in features, group tests and long-term reports, and has even found homes in the garages - dreamed and real - of our staff. But...
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