New Atom V8 thrashed in Modena
TopGear heads to the home of the modern supercar with Ariel’s special-edition, super-bonkers 500bhp Atom
Posted: 16 May 2011
There's barely time to check your mirrors for an overtake, so fast have you hauled in the car ahead. Drop a gear, prod in the power and the scenery liquefies, screwing past you in a sickening blur. The revs build to the 10k redline and the scream in your ears and the loss of focus and the fear, the very real, visceral fear in your stomach, in your groin, in the pounding of your heart, makes you sure beyond the faintest trace of a doubt that this is the quickest thing in the world today with four wheels and a tax disc.