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
The sequential gearbox is as rapid as anything on the road today, clutchless, shifting up and down, the gears with a seamless, addictive smack that affords you vital time to concentrate on the road ahead. Road which, you can be pretty sure, you are eating up at an unprecedented rate. The 0-60mph time is estimated to be 2.5secs, with a top speed of 168mph. Which is nothing compared to what the torque of a V8 offers you in the gears.