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by Brett Davis

The lucky guys at Autocar have been kind enough to provide us all with a full road test review of the brand new Ariel Atom 500 V8, and they’ve just thrown it up on YouTube.

We only mentioned the car’s existence last week, but it’s already on the road.

In case you missed it or just plain forgot, this thing has, if you peel back the carbon fibre covers, a 354kW 3.0-litre V8 nestled behind the driver which was created by grafting two Suzuki Hayabusa engines together.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Hayabusa, it’s basically Suzuki’s fastest super bike capable of speeds well above 300km/h; hence the name which is adopted from a bird famous for reaching such speeds.

So two of these engines together in a car weighing around 500kg? It ought to go like, well, it goes like stink…




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