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Old 03-01-2007, 01:05 PM   #1
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Ariel Atom Hits CO Springs

My buddy knows this guy from COSR.com...his name is CJ and he lives here in the springs. Ordered an Atom and apparently it just showed up:

http://www.bottoz.com/gallery/displa...album=20&pos=6


Hope to see this around town when the weather gets nice...be even cooler if it came to the autoX


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Old 03-01-2007, 01:07 PM   #2
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are you serious????
ive been looking into this car...
its sick
a street bike has nothing on it
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I'm assuming it's the Atom with the Ecotec engine?...

I hope he opted for the boost. Closest thing to a Formula 1 car for the street. Nice car!
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I'm assuming it's the Atom with the Ecotec engine?...

I hope he opted for the boost. Closest thing to a Formula 1 car for the street. Nice car!
I thought they had type-r motors?
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Only the Euro Atoms do. Thanks to Jay Leno, and one of his buddies at GM, they opted to put the 2.2 (I think) Ecotec motor in the U.S. version. You can get the naturally aspirated one, or a supercharged one. I think the max power you can get here is 220-230 hp. Whereas the Honda motor puts out 300. I was a little disappointed when I heard about this, because I'd rather have the Honda engine and be able to rev through the sky.
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I thought they had type-r motors?
that's what I thought, but that might only be in Europe.
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i beleive its a supercharged civic type-r
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Only in Europe!
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The euro version has the type-r supercharged engine option. Im glad to hear Jay Leno voiced his opnion and got them to use the 2.0 supercharged ecotec (only saying that becuase its the motor in the Cobalt SS and Ion RL with a supercharger) I have wanted one of these cars for a while now and I even have Jeremy Clarkson driving one with his face all distored going something like 100 mph as my background on my home computer.
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Although, the Ecotec engine puts out up to 87 more foot-pounds than the Honda engine. Either way, I'll take one, lol.
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