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Ariel Atom building process video

The crew from Top Gear received an exclusive video from the performance sports carmanufacturer based in Somerset, England, which shows the Ariel Atom building process.

The Ariel Atom time lapse footage concentrates many hours of work into just 1 minute and 26 seconds, and the engine powering this little thing is a Honda sourced 2.0-litre plant delivering 300 bhp for a 0 to 62 mph acceleration time of 2.7 seconds.

The same company has also released the Ariel Atom V8 which on the race version packs 500 HP (373 kW) thanks to its 3.0-litre V8 unit from Hartley. The Ariel Atom V8 takes 2.3 seconds to rocket from 0 to 60 mph.

Watch the Ariel Atom building process video after the jump.
Ariel Atom building process video

Video: Ariel Atom building process

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Related Specs

  1. 2000 Ariel Atom

    Engine: 4 Cyl, Power: 93.2 kw / 125 bhp @ 5500 rpm, Torque: 165.41 nm / 122 ft lbs @ 3000 rpm
  2. 2006 Ariel Atom 2

    Engine: Inline-4, Power: 182.7 kw / 245 bhp @ 5600 rpm, Torque: 291.5 nm / 215 ft lbs @ 4400 rpm
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    Engine: V8, Power: 315 hp @ 6000 rpm, Torque: 325 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm
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    Engine: Twin Turbocharged V8, Power: 500 bhp / 507 PS / 373 kW @ 4,200 rpm, Torque: 738 lb ft / 1,000 Nm @ 3,200 rpm

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