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Looks like a FUN toy!

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Looks like a FUN toy!

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woberto Report This Comment
Date: September 16, 2016 02:59AM

Is that the V8 version?
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: September 16, 2016 06:08AM

Good question but every article I could find on the Ariel Atom Aero-P completely omits any discussion of the powerplant, focusing instead on the dual electric fans it uses for on demand down force. They claim it can be visibly seen to compress the suspension when engaged and can be used for launching or cornering to significantly aid in adhesion to the track without requiring the wing/winglets and such that actually consume extra fuel by virtue of the aerodynamic drag such downforce devices use to achieve extra downforce, which also only occurs "at speed".

It's currently just a prototype but it's use of a race proven (and immediately banned!) idea is cool. Jim Halls team first ran a car utilizing this concept in their Chapparal Can Am car in 1970, but McLaren instantly lobbied for its banning from the series. Niki Lauda later ran a similarly designed F1 car, which was also banned.

In the 90s toy maker Tyco incorporated a variation on this theme by placing the electric motors magnets in their HO series slot cars in close proximity to the rails in the track thus utilizing magnetism for highly increased cornering capabilities. The track adhesion was so good they could even be run upside down. Lil bitches were also capable of 1000 scale miles per hour on long straights!

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 16/09/2016 11:46AM by Mrkim.
pulse Report This Comment
Date: September 17, 2016 06:45AM

I need a fun new toy.

Considered buying a 2nd hand MR2 or Porsche Boxster or something recently. Or even a Toyota 86. But I dunno.

I want something fun though
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: September 17, 2016 09:07PM

You've been sittin in that fence for months now pulse. If you haddn already, go take a few test drives and see what gets your blood pumpin!
pulse Report This Comment
Date: September 18, 2016 04:15AM

Bought my wife an A250 4matic a couple of months ago, it's pretty fun. Got a lot more lift than what we traded for it. I forgot how much I missed turbos since the Supra smiling

I'm still driving our old Cruze. At least it's a manual.

Just difficult to decide what to do! There's heaps of stuff I'd like but yeah I've been fence sitting for a long time as you say
woberto Report This Comment
Date: September 19, 2016 02:40AM

If your toy will be parked on the street and only get used every second weekend then make sure it has a hardtop.
I have had a car and a bike for many years and due to the cost of registration and insurance the happiest I have been was when I had a dodgey 10 year old car and a new bike every second year. This was affordable. Now I am older I register and insure a car only (V8 of course) and it cost me the same. So if you can afford it do whatever but the best bang for your buck is to have 1x cheap rego/insurance & 1x expensive rego/insurance.
2x expensive rego/insureance will make you sell it eventually.
2x cheap rego/insurance won't provide a fun car.