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Used David's (Mr. Woolery) Ariel Atom for a class project.

Here are some pics my friend Vince took.

Some specs
-Ecotech 2.0L supercharged
-Factory Tuned 300hp
-Tubular steel frame/carbon fiber body.
-1100lbs curb weight
-Koni coilovers with H & R springs
-0-60 2.9sec (number taken from top gear with Ariel Atom with k20 s/c 245hp)
-Pulls almost 2g's cornering
-4 pot Alcon brakes all around & seperate caliper for parking brake.


front shot


cockpit shot


I believe that is an oil accumulator on the right.. supplys oil to the motor at all times acceleration/cornering.




Missing rear body pieces to show you the engine bay.






































me sitting in the Atom.

enjoy the pics.

thanks for letting me use your car for my class project David.

-Andrew
 

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No need to hate. David's a pretty nice guy...how many guys (besides Peter) would let a guy do this:



and still give them a ride in said prized Atom?
 

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I think more body panels kinda would defeat the point and purpose that the atom is built on.

want body panels? get a Westfield I bet they are hella fast too.
 

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The UK Atom's motor was sourced from a civic type R. They offered a few to the US market, and was a little more expensive than the ecotec. Not really sure why they didn't keep the honda motor in there, maybe it had to do with emissions or cost?
 

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Limited availability of the k20 from Honda is why they went with the ecotec. Honda simply doesn't offer that version of the k20 for sale in the US so they have to import them and they can only get a few every year. I think they had 20 or so of them this year which all went fast.
 

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Limited availability of the k20 from Honda is why they went with the ecotec. Honda simply doesn't offer that version of the k20 for sale in the US so they have to import them and they can only get a few every year. I think they had 20 or so of them this year which all went fast.

ya i believe that is what David told me.

Honda simply doens't offer that version of the k20 to the US market.
 

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[schild=6 fontcolor=000000 shadowcolor=C0C0C0 shieldshadow=1]I'm crying on the inside[/schild]

wow. if only it was CA-legal...... I think I'd sell my spleen, possibly my pancreas, and most likely a testicle for one.

musn't.... think..... of adding..... a turbo......

too late. :cry:


if I had the money, and the time, I'd think about adding maybe some carbon body panels. especially along the sides, cuz that air can't be traveling smoothly.

and at least a rollbar, too.
 

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I don't know...I just don't like the thought of always being on watch for stray pebbles to come through the "body" and whack me. Besides, the Seven/Westfield are two totally different layouts, and therefore totally different in manners. I've always been in the minority on that belief, so...whatever.
 

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i had a visit with david two weeks ago while in ca for an interview.. he took my wife for a spin in it. the motor is supercharged and you can hear it, but not at idle.

see you in irvine after next week!
 
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