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Everything about the Ariel Atom is amazing. Its shape is practically automotive euphoria by itself, and that’s before you get it on the track. To drive one is shocking. The new V8 version takes performance to unprecedented levels and keeps the Atom at the absolute pinnacle of ultimate track toys. Sure it’s street legal, but the Atom is at home at the track or even the drag strip. Ariel claims 0-60 acceleration to be 2.3 seconds. Few motorcycles can even match those numbers; it follows, since Ariel used to build some of the most loved British bikes in history. Here are just a few of the mind-blowing specs that make the Atom 500 what it is: a John Hartley-designed 500 horsepower Ariel 3.0 liter, weighing in at 198 pounds, a Sadev six-speed sequential transmission, Dymag magnesium wheels, combined with its exo-skeleton chassis with carbon fiber body panels and foils the Atom weighs in at a phenomenal 1,213 pounds. Most drivers won’t even be able to handle this kind of power-to-weight ratio right out of the box, but learning to reel it in will be a lot of fun.
— Official description [1]

The 2013 Ariel Atom 500 V8 - abbreviated as Ariel Atom - is a RWD ultra-lightweight sports car by Ariel featured in Forza Motorsport 5 and all subsequent main series titles as well as Forza Motorsport 6: Apex.

It is available in Forza Horizon 4 as a Horizon Life reward for reaching level 11 in the Speed Zone Hero series.

Synopsis

The Atom 500 V8 is a road-legal limited production car of which 25 were handbuilt by British motor company Ariel. It mainly differs from regular Atom models by being powered by a V8 engine instead of a four-cylinder engine and is to date the fastest car to be produced by the company.

It is based on a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive platform with an exposed chassis upgraded with front and rear spoilers. It has fully adjustable suspension consisting of double wishbones at both axles and pushrod arms operating the dampers.

Its motorcycle-derived three litre V8 engine revs up to 11000 rpm and is capable of producing 475 hp (354 kW) and 268 ft·lb (363 N·m) of torque. The Atom 500 V8 counts as a top tier track car as evident by a 0 to 60 time in three seconds and lateral acceleration of at least 1.50 g at 120 mph. It comes standard with a limited-slip differential and six-speed sequential transmission.[2]

Performance

The Atom 500 V8 has supercar-like acceleration as seen on its acceleration from 0 to 100 mph (161 km/h) in 5.7 seconds, but falls short in terms of top speed due to hitting around 178 mph (286 km/h) as maximum. Its low power-to-weight ratio also allows it have very high lateral acceleration, which is 1.50 g in the Horizon series and at least 1.65 g in the Motorsport series.

Featuring a responsive steering and strong brakes, the Atom 500 V8 can complete short tracks as quick as most high-end supercars although it may prove to be difficult to master due to being prone to wheelspins.

Statistics

Icon Game ForzaMotorsport5 Speed 6.5 
Handling 6.5 
Acceleration 9.6 
Launch 9.5 
Braking 7.1 
R 854
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer Price: 170,000 CR
Top Speed: 177.2 mph  (285.1 km/h) Body Family: Ultimate Track Toys
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 2.983 secs. 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.684 secs.
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 82.2 ft (25.1 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 209.7 ft (63.9 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.39 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.67 g
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6 Speed 6.5 
Handling 6.8 
Acceleration 9.5 
Braking 6.7 
 
R 857
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer Price: 170,000 CR
Top Speed: 178.6 mph  (287.4 km/h) Division: None
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.000 secs. 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.700 secs.
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 91.9 ft (28 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 221.3 ft (67.5 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.37 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.65 g
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6Apex Speed 6.5 
Handling 6.8 
Acceleration 9.5 
Launch 9.2 
Braking 6.7 
R 875

Unlock: Available from the beginning
Top Speed: 178.6 mph  (287.4 km/h)
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.000 secs. 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.700 secs.
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 91.1 ft (27.8 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 222.2 ft (67.7 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.37 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.65 g
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport7 Speed 6.5 
Handling 6.8 
Acceleration 9.5 
Braking 6.7 
FM7 T3 R 857
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer Price: 155,000 CR
Collection Tier: 3 - Rare (+280)
Top Speed: missing data Division: Track Toys
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): missing data 120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
1/4 Mile: missing data  
Icon Game ForzaHorizon2 Speed 6.5 
Handling 8.9 
Acceleration 9.6 
Launch 9.3 
Braking 10.0 
S2 966
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow Price: 160,000 CR
Top Speed: 178.3 mph  (286.9 km/h) Championship: Extreme Track Toys
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.000 secs. 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.700 secs.
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 109.7 ft (33.4 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 256.3 ft (78.1 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.12 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.49 g
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3 Speed 6.5 
Handling 8.9 
Acceleration 9.6 
Launch 9.3 
Braking 10.0 
S2 974
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow Price: 108,000 CR or ? T
Top Speed: 178.2 mph  (286.7 km/h) Championship: Extreme Track Toys
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.016 secs. 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.717 secs.
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 114.6 ft (34.9 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 263.0 ft (80.2 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.11 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.50 g
Icon Game ForzaHorizon4 Speed 7.0 
Handling 10 
Acceleration 8.6 
Launch 9.8 
Braking 10 
S2 970
Unlock:Reach level 11 in Speed Zone Hero Value: 108,000 CR
Rarity: Epic
Top Speed: 177.2 mph  (285.1 km/h) Championship: Extreme Track Toys
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.015 secs. 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.700 secs.
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 107.5 ft (32.8 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 246.1 ft (75 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.32 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.78 g


Conversions

Icon Engine Conversion - Engine
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6 3.0L V8 - Racing
Icon Game ForzaHorizon2 3.0L V8 - Racing
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3 6.2L V8 (510 hp)
Icon Game ForzaHorizon4 6.2L V8 (510 hp)
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Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6 AWD Drivetrain
Icon Game ForzaHorizon2 AWD Drivetrain
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3 AWD Drivetrain
Icon Game ForzaHorizon4 AWD Drivetrain
Icon Aspiration Conversion - Aspiration
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport5 Twin Turbo
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6 Twin Turbo
Icon Game ForzaHorizon2 Twin Turbo
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3 Twin Turbo

Trivia

  • The Atom 500 V8 has a longer 0 to 60 mph time and lower power rating than in real life.

Gallery

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References

  1. "Forza Horizon 3 - Cars". forzamotorsport.net. Retrieved 08-14-2018.
  2. "Ariel Atom 500 V8". evo.co.uk. Retrieved 08-14-2018.
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