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
We've taken the Atom to Modena, home of the modern supercar, whereabouts the likes of Ferrari, Pagani, Lamborghini and Ducati peddle their wares. The sunburnt hills here are constantly alive with mid-engine madness, cars being shaken down before delivery to expectant punters the world over, and top-secret prototypes being put through their blistering paces. If there is anywhere on earth where a road-going V8 Atom belongs (and we're not sure there is), this is probably it.