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      07-31-2009, 11:52 PM   #1
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What is this and Is it street Legal??

Wish I could write up a cool kill story but...rulez are rulez


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Ariel Atom http://www.arielatom.com/
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Hell yeah it's street legal! And it'll blow any car away at a stoplight

Cool find!! I'm surprised you saw one.

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      08-01-2009, 02:01 AM   #4
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ariel atoms are street legal, there are 2 in my neighborhood, saw one the other day
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some italian, german, and japanese ones; and on order more of the same
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yeah...those are so sick! talk about a track weapon...
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      08-01-2009, 12:35 PM   #6
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yes..KTM has very similar product..it is called X BOW! Very cool!
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Wish I could write up a cool kill story but...rulez are rulez
You probably wish you could too, he had no idea you were racing, trust me.
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Agreed. Most people are clueless enough about physics to disregard power to weight ratios and the merits of weight reduction. Ariel Atom are insane.

They're one of the few street legal cars that are more bare than a Lotus. Colin Chapman still owns, though.

"Why are you using a washer on that bolt? Why would I want to drive that washer around a track"
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dude you had no chance with that car lol
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Wish I could write up a cool kill story but...rulez are rulez


Maybe, just maybe, if he was going in reverse.

EDIT: I don't think there is a rule for telling a story. I want to hear it.
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Awesome little beast!!!!

So riddle me this.....How is that thing street legal?

I thought for vehicles to be street legal they had to have all the government mandated crap on board such as three dozen air bags, ten cat converters, side impact protection, 50mph bumpers set to be at a certain height, etc.

While I love the raw potential of the Ariel....I am confused how it can really be street legal? If so, why can't BMW start making rockets like that for us purists?
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"Why are you using a washer on that bolt? Why would I want to drive that washer around a track"
Lol.
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Awesome little beast!!!!

So riddle me this.....How is that thing street legal?

I thought for vehicles to be street legal they had to have all the government mandated crap on board such as three dozen air bags, ten cat converters, side impact protection, 50mph bumpers set to be at a certain height, etc.

While I love the raw potential of the Ariel....I am confused how it can really be street legal? If so, why can't BMW start making rockets like that for us purists?

IIRC it gets tagged as a kit car. The rules you're talking about aren't to make a vehicle "street legal" they're to make it legal for a manufacturer to sell in the US as a production car. I think they get around that by shipping the car into the US with no engine in it, selling it as a kit, and then you pay the dealer to install the engine. It wouldn't surprise me to see the government close this loophole up in the near future, so get 'em while they're hot!

I'd LOVE to have one personally.
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Wish I could write up a cool kill story but...rulez are rulez
You mean a cool getting-killed-by-an-Atom story, right? Please do share....
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Looks almost like the Darth Vader pic. lol
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ariel atoms are street legal, there are 2 in my neighborhood, saw one the other day
LOL serious dude 2 in your neighborhood.... what kinda of street do you live off of... whats the chances of that???
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You probably wish you could too, he had no idea you were racing, trust me.
U have no idea what your talking about..
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Looks almost like the Darth Vader pic. lol
The force is strong in this one LOL
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Ariel Atoms are just about as fast as a Veyron in straight line so I'm not sure what kind of "kill" story you are talking about.





Yeah, uh no contest against your SSTT powered 135i. lol.
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Ariel Atoms are just about as fast as a Veyron in straight line so I'm not sure what kind of "kill" story you are talking about.





Yeah, uh no contest against your SSTT powered 135i. lol.
The rulz of the forum are very clear cannot post kill stories
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The rulz of the forum are very clear cannot post kill stories

I think you mean "getting killed stories" in this case.
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Was this "kill" in a vehicle other than a BMW?

Hmmm, Hmmm?

There are only about a jillion posts on here about these mystical kills by the way. None of the OP's had their hands cut off.
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