Ariel Atom 3.5

Every man should drive or at least ride in this car in his life time. There is just a an insane thrill when it accelerates and it is a bundle of fun on the road. The Ariel Atom is known for being a very fun car to drive, and now with these improvements they have just modernized it a bit and given the engine a nice bump.

This crazy-fast ride still has the 2.0L 245 hp engine found in the Atom 3 but there’s now a supercharged variant with 310hp. It has projector headlamps, LED signals, a stiffer chassis and improved suspension. I especially like the modified lights, it looks clean, and I bet its a ton of fun on the road.

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XBow in Kuwiat @ Bike World

Got a call from BikeWorld that they have a surprise waiting in their showroom, I had an inkling but wasn’t sure. I headed straight over only to find the beast sitting on the showroom floor, the infamous KTM X-Bow right in front of me. I was impressed when I first saw this machine on the track during GulfRun 5, but seeing it again made my heart skip a beat. Luckily this machine is also fully street legal, so you can drive on it on the streets but I would prefer to drive it on the track. Words can only describe the ferocity of the machine, powered by Audi 2.0 liter turbo FSI four it can fly down the road since its frame is made out of carbon fiber. The engine is mated to an Audi six-speed manual with military precision design. I like how it looks and the best part about it is the minimalistic design. One of the key features that I like about this machine is that its serviceable by Audi and you can tune the engine from any manufacturer who modifies Audi engines.

I knew this is an expensive piece of machinery, I have been asking about it for over a year now and it I kept getting pricing between 41’000 to 45’000 KD from the Emirates or Qatar. There was no budging on the price and it was too much, and this wasn’t even for the Superlight version, with upgraded brakes, modified suspension and lighter body. This KTM X-Bow at BikeWorld is selling for 34’995 KD which is barely above cost, its insanely cheap for an X-Bow, cheaper then the used ones online. I know this isn’t a machine for everyone but who ever gets it is someone who will love it dearly.

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Ariel Atom 3 – Pure

There are a few track cars or race cars out there available, all ranging in price from $10’000 up to $100’000. The Ariel Atom is one of my track cars out there, its still driveable on the road and great on the track. There are those who have said that its not tuneable for the track but I love the look of the car and its pack a hell of a punch. 245 bhp with the Honda engine mated to a Honda transmission and with a supercharger option can be bumped to 300 bhp. The Ariel Atom 3 has a lot of options from track brakes, to different suspensions, aesthetics options, and aerodynamics. The base price starts at $49,000 and goes all the way up to $90,000 depending on the options that you choose. It takes off like a rocket and gets to 62 mph in less then 3 seconds, and its able to stop from 100 to 0 in 11 seconds. This is a very itense machine with lots of fun on the road, I wouldn’t mind taking one for a drive.

Link: Autoblog

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