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Scott_Hower
09-01-2006, 09:53 AM
Thought some folks might find this interesting. A member of one of the BMW clubs that I belong to just bought an Atom and he is driving it across the US. Go here for some great photos/blogs:

http://www.atomacrossamerica.org/

There are few cars that I'd sell my MG to own, but the Atom is one of them. Awesome little ride.

http://www.atomacrossamerica.org/6F5S5298-s.jpg

jlaird
09-01-2006, 11:02 AM
http://www.arielmotor.co.uk/04/frames.htm

Steve_S
09-01-2006, 11:23 AM
And I thought 2500 miles in my MG TC was an adventure. That guy is gonna be sore in the morning! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

martx-5
09-01-2006, 12:04 PM
Check out this Top Gear Video on the Ariel Atom. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdkEV-t9jg0) This car is mind boggleing... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thirsty.gif
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SilentUnicorn
09-01-2006, 02:58 PM
i luv that video.


mark

jlaird
09-01-2006, 03:26 PM
Sucker goes like heck.

Scott_Hower
09-01-2006, 03:31 PM
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Check out this Top Gear Video on the Ariel Atom. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdkEV-t9jg0) This car is mind boggleing... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thirsty.gif
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Here's an electric version of the Atom that smoked a Ferrari 360 Modena and a Porsche Carerra GT at Infineon Raceway /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/eek.gif

http://www.sporttuned.com/watch.php?v_id=604

SilentUnicorn
09-01-2006, 04:47 PM
HEHEHE....



i would have to say that electric cars are going to have a market. 150 miles a charge and preformance at even twice those figures would make me a pretty smiling guy! i do on an average aboute 125 a week just going back and forth to work. I think i could live with that for a commuter.

mark

kennypinkerton
09-01-2006, 05:28 PM
Yeah, but there won't be much of a market until the prices come way down. The Tesla electric car is $100,000 for basically an electric Lotus Elise (that you can get for $45,000).

racing girl
09-01-2006, 09:13 PM
Great video.... that's the best I've seen Jeremy Clarkson look!

Anyone wanna buy a Ginetta??? She's got a new engine????? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jester.gif

RG /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/england.gif