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Introducing Vader. The turbo Atom.

Discussion in 'Motors' started by OCPete, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. HoneyBadger

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 2, 2016

    Posts: 2,391

    Location: Kent (Soon to be Highlands)

    So is this for track work or will you be driving it on the road? (Genuine question, just curious!)
     
  2. RedMogg

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 1, 2011

    Posts: 1,555

    Location: Portsmouth

    Awesome - will have to try one out when we no longer require a Fertility Wagon...
     
  3. ShiWarrior

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 18,297

    Location: Oxon

    Nice Go-Kart ;) :p

    Enjoy the beast !

    like previously mentioned, dont bin it in the first week ! ;)
     
  4. TomO

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 28, 2002

    Posts: 3,264


    maybe is the love child of Vader and a storm trooper?


    awesome car :)
     
  5. Dangerous Dave

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 10, 2006

    Posts: 3,100

    If I ever end up with a weekend car it will be one of these or the older supercharged model. I've driven the older supercharged model a few times it's absolutely superb as close to the thrills of a sports bike as you can get on four wheels.
     
  6. OCPete

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 22, 2010

    Posts: 1,164

    Location: Newbury, England

    It is a 3rd car just for dry warmish weekend runs, shows, and as a track day weapon. It is a rewarding challenge for me to reach towards its stellar capabilities on track. If your up to it as a driver it is right up there with the best exotica or race cars.

    It is also hilarious and brilliant to drive a car with such grip, handling finesse, and monumental power to weight ratio on the road. It makes me grin like a child every time i drive it.:D
     
  7. ShiWarrior

    Capodecina

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    Location: Oxon

    I bet it does ! I can remember Jeremy Clarkson driving one and it took his face off :D
     
  8. HoneyBadger

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Kent (Soon to be Highlands)

    Enjoy!
     
  9. RedMogg

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 1, 2011

    Posts: 1,555

    Location: Portsmouth

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    Edit: I give up - posting a gif is beyond me :rolleyes:
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    Last edited: Sep 16, 2019
  10. ShiWarrior

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

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    Location: Oxon

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  11. Lopéz

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 27,064

    Location: Leicestershire

    What scuff?
     
  12. sideways14a

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 31, 2017

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    A perfect example of why keeping things light makes an awesome car, i mean 320hp is a decent figure but its all over the place these days - however well under 1000kilos with 320 is not.

    Why can't other manufacturers build light cars with "modest" power?
     
  13. theone8181

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 27, 2013

    Posts: 3,482

    It must be such a niche market surely? I mean people say they won't something light and quick but realistically it's going to be a second car and if it's more than a few grand not many will be able to justify that.
     
  14. SDK^

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 18,330

    They do but because so few are sold they tend to be more expensive than the average person is willing to pay for a non daily, 2 seater.
    Think Lotus, Alpine 110, Alfa 4C, MX-5
     
  15. Azza

    Caporegime

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    Location: Birmingham

    :eek::eek: When's the funeral?
     
  16. sideways14a

    Wise Guy

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    Why cant manufacturers stop chasing stupid power figures and start lowering there crap cars weight.
    Look at the M3, around 1700 kilos ffs... focus st? about 1500 plus - the civic type R? over 1400 kilos

    Its not surprise some of the best drivers cars are light, the a110 ... about 1150ish, the fiesta st is what?? sub 1300kilos - the mk4 mx5 is only a shade over a ton and the Gt86 is also sub 1300 kilos.
    All brilliant drivers cars. Just think how much better an M3 would be 250kilos lighter for instance.

    Sorry to go on but the direction modern cars have went because the manufacturers pay more attention to there marketing departments ****** me off. Its easy to get people to buy cars with big power outputs because bigger looks better.
    But its crap, you cant use 500 flipping horsepower properly on public roads so stop making ******* cars so big and heavy so they are great all the time not only when you put your foot down.

    Soz rant over :p
     
  17. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

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    Someone who's ready to put their 1000+bhp/tonne motorcycle away for winter :p

    Lovely car, enjoy!
     
  18. Jonnycoupe

    Capodecina

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    That is awesome. :cool:
     
  19. theone8181

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 27, 2013

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    I'd imagine due to saftey regulations, and the amount of kit that people are used to this just won't happen. A fiesta is light because its a small car. Increasing power is an easy way to overcome weight, and it also sells cars. Nobody is going to buy a new m3 if it comes out with less power than last time, even if it weighs less.
     
  20. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 19,592

    Location: Wargrave, UK

    I love the Atom, however it's the Nomad that would take one of the spots in my dream garage.