Belgian automotive journalist Michael Cornette was killed in a test drive of the Ariel Atom — a street-legal track car — yesterday. The 35-year-old writer for the newspaper Krant Van West-Vlaanderen was killed when the sports car lost control and crashed into a silo.
Following on the success of their papercraft NSX, Epson bolted one of their inkjet printers shotgun in an Ariel Atom to see if they could print a racetrack out via Wi-Fi faster than the car could drive it. Who wins?
Last year, we drove the Ariel Atom at Lime Rock Park. It’s time for another rendezvous on an abandoned Soviet airfield where we've found the Atom is still the sharpest and simplest driver’s car ever made.
The standard has been raised in the world of bonkers motoring. Behold, the Ariel Atom 500. The Honda inline-four is replaced by a naturally-aspirated 500-hp 3.0-liter V8. Considering the Atom's slightly heavier than an eyelash, this will be spectacular. Updated.
Another piece of the rocket-powered Bloodhound 1000mph car jigsaw has popped into place, with chip-maker Intel announcing it'll be providing the car's brain. But rather than using the company's top-spec chips, Bloodhound will be powered using cheap Intel Atoms.
We like nothing better than to see technology originally developed to save polar bears perverted for the purposes of performance. Such is the case with the DDMworks Ariel Atom and its twincharged engine.
Getting your hands on one of the most scary-awesome track-ready, street-legal cars in the world just got easier. TMI Autotech, American purveyor of all things fast and scaffolding-like, has just announced a cheaper version of the Ariel Atom 3.