Featured Picture of the Day (June 8 10)
Okay, this will be a different daily image posting. The link below connects to a Flickr gallery I have posted of the images of the Ariel Atom that I had the pleasure of seeing on the streets of Toronto recently.
The Ariel Atom is, pound for pound, one of the fastest cars on the planet. It is also completely open to the elements — it has no wind screens and you can even see the driver’s feet press down on the pedals. Check out the great helmets the owners are wearing in the last image!
I first saw this car being profiled on the BBC show Top Gear where they described it as taking speed to a whole new level. The Ariel company has 7 employees (source: Top Gear) and is located in Britain.
When Top Gear tested the Atom on its test track it came in as the 2nd fastest car they had ever tested — just behind the Ferrari Enzo. Put into perspective, the Enzo costs about $1 Million. The Ariel Atom costs around $50K. This is the most speed per dollar on Earth. Check it out…