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    • Ariel Atom V8 takes on a BMW S1100RR (among others)

      This is an absolutely awesome video from Top Gear. It has the Atom V8 take on the Lexus LF-A and Gallardo LP560 Superleggera in a 0-100-0 contest. The cars are no match for the Atom V8 so the BMW S1100RR is used. Enjoy!

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      1. lughed's Avatar
        lughed -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
        This IMO would not be an ideal combination. You will have a torqueless motor below 3500 RPM that all of a sudden makes +100 wtq and +150 HP because boots hits you in the face, imagine taking a turn with that in a 1200 lbs car; loose rearend much?

        I prefer linear and predictable torque for a light car like this.
        I hear what your saying and your right but a 3L v8 is not a v8 for torque as we associate them. Its a v8 for revs.
      1. 600whp S4's Avatar
        600whp S4 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lughed Click here to enlarge
        I hear what your saying and your right but a 3L v8 is not a v8 for torque as we associate them. Its a v8 for revs.

        exactly my $#@!ing point that v8 i bet makes less then 240tq
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lughed Click here to enlarge
        I hear what your saying and your right but a 3L v8 is not a v8 for torque as we associate them. Its a v8 for revs.
        But it can be geared very short combined with instant response.
      1. lughed's Avatar
        lughed -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 600whp S4 Click here to enlarge
        exactly my $#@!ing point that v8 i bet makes less then 240tq
        I could have percieved what DBFIU said the wrong way. He might have meant, a 3l v8 doesnt have the torque high or low rpm to kick you which means it is very linear. Not that it has low down torque that v8's are known for which makes it more predictable and linear. Either way i agree that linear is the better route in this case.
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        DBFIU -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lughed Click here to enlarge
        I could have percieved what DBFIU said the wrong way. He might have meant, a 3l v8 doesnt have the torque high or low rpm to kick you which means it is very linear. Not that it has low down torque that v8's are known for which makes it more predictable and linear. Either way i agree that linear is the better route in this case.
        Exactly Click here to enlarge