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B676 Ariel Atom
September 8, 2013
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Well went for a quick destress this morning,

Left home for a quick run up the B676 and back, got round town and at the last set of lights happened upon a black Ariel Atom in the left filter lane (I was going straight on). After some minimal encouragement he followed me!! Great stuff, a playmate! I thought. Didn't get very far and he filtered back and turned around!! I was looking forward to that as well Frown

Just goes to show they aint all they are cracked up to be

Anyway blistering run and now ready for Rugby training with Daughter followed by Rugby Club bar and F1 later Laugh

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September 8, 2013
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Probably went looking for something that could give the Atom more of a challenge than you could give! ;)

September 8, 2013
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robbie said

Probably went looking for something that could give the Atom more of a challenge than you could give! ;)

Or perhaps realised he was stuffed?

Either way love play time!!!! Where are you based?? Come and play!!!

John

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September 8, 2013
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Probably double the power, better handling and better tyres....I doubt he'd be stuffed.

When I'm on the road I'll stick to playing on track not the road. Far too dangerous in these cars, one wrong move and you're squished.

September 8, 2013
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robbie said

Probably double the power, better handling and better tyres....I doubt he'd be stuffed.

When I'm on the road I'll stick to playing on track not the road. Far too dangerous in these cars, one wrong move and you're squished.

Think you may be surprised.

Anyway hohum, 11,000 miles of fun and no probs,came from a Fireblade to the Zero so know about being squished. Enjoy the track as much as road.

Power maybe, handling doubt it, tyres perhaps, driver?????

Question reamins where are you based??

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September 8, 2013
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MidsZero said

Think you may be surprised.

Anyway hohum, 11,000 miles of fun and no probs,came from a Fireblade to the Zero so know about being squished. Enjoy the track as much as road.

Power maybe, handling doubt it, tyres perhaps, driver?????

Question reamins where are you based??

Nope, I won't be surprised. Having driven both, a 170bhp Zero has no chance against an Atom (current base engine is 245bhp). Far more refined, far superior handling and the stopping is almost as fantastic as the supercharge whine deafening your left ear. I just can't afford one, but if I could I'd have one tomorrow.

As for driver. No sensible driver would explore the limits of themselves or their car on the public highway...the only outcome of that would be unfavourable for anyone. Unless you think you're the stig? Wink

September 8, 2013
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LOL

Who are you calling sensible?? Wink

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March 24, 2014
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Seems atoms are a alot quicker than a Zero.....

At about 2:58 on here the Atom shows the Zero a clean pair of heals :)

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March 25, 2014
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Ha Ha Ha, Yep well spotted he certainly did!!

Anyway he was on slicks and it was turbo'd to buggery, was a great day and the Atom was impresssive

John

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March 25, 2014
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Still only got 175 bhp then John
thought you'd up grade by now

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March 25, 2014
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Patience young Padewan patience!!!!

When are you coming out for a play then????

Oh and I have plenty to drive those horses home with, not what you got, how you use it!!!! Wink

I haven't got bored of her yet after 12,000 miles and 18 trackdays, however.............................................

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March 26, 2014
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MidsZero said

Ha Ha Ha, Yep well spotted he certainly did!!

Anyway he was on slicks and it was turbo'd to buggery, was a great day and the Atom was impresssive

John

Only a basic super charger and running yoko a048s not slicks as it was driven there and back too.....

March 27, 2014
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Bored now!

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