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Guy on S2KI buys Ariel Atom and is driving it 2130 miles back to AZ

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This is pretty crazy, or pretty awesome, or both.

http://www.s2ki.com/s2000/topic/944366-i-found-my-next-car-2012-ariel-atom-3/

His journey began 3 days ago (post #118). Looks like an interesting trip so far. :eek:

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I won't lie I am jealous of him
 
OMG this is awesome. Is this thing "street legal" now?
 
That car is very legal and wicked wicked fast, too. They come standard with a 240hp 2.4. You can option the engine out from a S/C K20a, a Turbo'd Hyabusa motor or a 500hp high revving V8.

OMG this is awesome. Is this thing "street legal" now?
 
OMG this is awesome. Is this thing "street legal" now?

That car is very legal and wicked wicked fast, too. They come standard with a 240hp 2.4. You can option the engine out from a S/C K20a, a Turbo'd Hyabusa motor or a 500hp high revving V8.


In California it probably won't be street legal... at least until the beginning of next year if he gets a number... being in AZ though, might be a whole lot different (motorcyclists don't need helmets in AZ, but they do in CA).
http://www.andysatom.com/legal.html
 
This kid has a story to tell his grand kids... an F'in COOL story...
 
Hope he brings it out to some the car shows here in Phoenix so he can tell some stories about his epic drive across country in the Atom.

If I could get my dirty paws on the V8 model, I'd drive it cross country.
 
Here's a flashback to a few years ago with the aero package.

Looks like the Trackmania Stadium car. :)

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Its legal in all 50 states. I have an old friend from basic that has one in Cali. Just have to be careful in traffic.
 
If I lived near a track, this would be the car for me. Under 3 second 0 -60 time. Corners like nothing else.
Might even be a fun weekend car... (in good weather) $40k to start.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariel_Atom
 
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The joys of being young! Hey why not if you have the time and money - it's an experience I'm sure is worth many stories!

I have been wanting to drive cross country and have yet to pass CO :(

AS you get older you just don't have the time anymore sadly.
 
Imagine the bugs that clobbered him on the cross-country drive.

Nice ride !
 
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