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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

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Speed 6.5
Handling 6.5
Acceleration 9.6
Launch 9.5
Braking 7.1
R 854
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Purchase from the car dealer for 170,000 CR
Performance & Body Family
Body Family:
Ultimate Track Toys
Speed:
Top Speed: 177.2 mph  (285.1 km/h)
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 Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.39 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 1.67 g
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Speed 6.5
Handling 6.8
Acceleration 9.5
Braking 6.7
R 857
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Purchase from the car dealer for 170,000 CR
Performance & Division
Division:
None
Speed:
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): 91.9 ft (28 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 221.3 ft (67.5 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.37 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 1.65 g
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Speed 6.5
Handling 6.8
Acceleration 9.5
Launch 9.2
Braking 6.7
R 875
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Available from the beginning
Performance
Speed:
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 Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.37 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 1.65 g
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Speed 6.5
Handling 6.8
Acceleration 9.5
Braking 6.7
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R 857
Unlock Requirements
Unlock:
Purchase from the car dealer for 155,000
Performance & Division
Division:
Track Toys
Collection Tier:
Tier 3 - Rare (+280)
Speed:
Top Speed: missing data
1/4 Mile: missing data
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 Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): missing data
120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
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Speed 6.5
Handling 8.9
Acceleration 9.6
Launch 9.3
Braking 10.0
S2 966
Unlock Requirements
Autoshow:
Purchase from the Autoshow for 160,000 CR
Performance & Championship
Championship:
Extreme Track Toys
Speed:
Top Speed: 178.3 mph  (286.9 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): 109.7 ft (33.4 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 256.3 ft (78.1 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.12 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 1.49 g
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Speed 6.5
Handling 8.9
Acceleration 9.6
Launch 9.3
Braking 10.0
S2 974
Unlock Requirements
Autoshow:
Purchase from the Autoshow for 108,000 CR
Auction House:
Can be purchased or bid on through an Auction House listing
Performance & Championship
Championship:
Extreme Track Toys
Speed:
Top Speed: 178.2 mph  (286.7 km/h)
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 Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.11 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 1.50 g
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Speed 7.0
Handling 10
Acceleration 8.6
Launch 9.8
Braking 10
S2 970
Unlock Requirements
Horizon Life:
Reach Tier 11 in Horizon Life: Speed Zone Hero
Auction House:
Can be purchased or bid on through an Auction House listing
Performance & Car Type
Car Type:
Extreme Track Toys
Value: 108,000 CR
Rarity:
Epic
Speed:
Top Speed: 177.2 mph  (285.1 km/h)
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 Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.32 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 1.78 g


Conversions

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