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      09-07-2011, 03:10 PM   #1
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Talking What The Ariel Atom Should Have Been...

a proper 1 seater experience, i present you the BAC Mono

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I'll take a V8 Atom over that any day of the week

EDIT: I'll take any* Atom over that
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I'll take a V8 Atom over that any day of the week
apples to apples man v8 atom special edition, if they were to make a special edition of that with a bigger engine ariel atom got nothing on it

lol just read your edit, really you would perfer base atom over a 1 seater?
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Definitely. I love how the Atom is basic, pure and raw - you can see many moving parts, like the suspension and steering, and it's essentially a go-kart for the road... and you can take a friend with you. The Mono is hideous and try-hard. If I wanted a single seater, I'd get a track bike.
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that thing is awesome!
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i think the mono looks great, closest thing to a road legal f1 car.
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I like it too. Sick car.
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NA Cosworth 2.3L with 280hp. Not bad. Sounds more expensive than the Atom.
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i think the mono looks great, closest thing to a road legal f1 car.
Don't dismiss the Caparo T1. I still think the KTM X-Bow looks the most badass, even if it is somewhat underpowered.
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Looks best for sure. I wonder if they want to make a hardtop version with like a Canopy thing.
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Don't dismiss the Caparo T1. I still think the KTM X-Bow looks the most badass, even if it is somewhat underpowered.
Was just about to post this. It has half the power of a Caparo T1 yet weighs the same. And of course, that's why it's (rightfully) 1/3 of the cost.

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Don't dismiss the Caparo T1. I still think the KTM X-Bow looks the most badass, even if it is somewhat underpowered.
I love the Caparo T1, but I have no desire to end up in fireball after 10 minutes .

But seriously, the Caparo is an unbelievably impressive beast. And even more so given that it is road legal.
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I'll take a V8 Atom over that any day of the week

EDIT: I'll take any* Atom over that
+1. If you're going to buy anything that is even semi-road legal, you might as well get a 2-seater. Half the fun is scaring the daylights out of your friends, after all.
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found this interesting, quick break down...

Caparo T1
$480,000
3.5L V8
575 HP 310 TQ
1,000 Lbs
1,223 PWR Ton
Redline 10,500

BAC Mono
$102,284
4L I4
280 HP 206 TQ
1,190 Lbs
520 PWR Ton
Redline NA
i would love if they used this v8 or I4

Ariel Atom
$49,980
2L
300 HP 159 TQ
1,350 Lbs
NA PWR Ton
Redline NA

KTM X-Bow
$103,500+
2L I4
220 HP 400 TQ
1,700 Lbs
NA PWR Ton
Redline NA
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Tough call between that an an Atom. Atom has probably better value, may be a bit easier to drive, and a bit more practical (for what it is).

BAC really just looks alot more focused.
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Don't dismiss the Caparo T1. I still think the KTM X-Bow looks the most badass, even if it is somewhat underpowered.
They fixed the lack of power with the X-Bow R.
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I'd take the mono for single joy rides and a Atom v8 when I'm with a friend :P
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Looks cool but if you can't experience it with someone it doesn't make it as cool.. They need to put a 2nd seat behind the front one..
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