Top 10 Cars We're Surprised Are Street Legal

It’s amazing how some automakers continue to push the boundaries of legality.

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Ariel Atom Eyes Hybrid Powertrain From Acura NSX

Future Ariel Atom models may be hybrid or even all-electric.

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Arial Atom to Be Even Lighter With Titanium Chassis

Ariel, the gang behind the Atom open wheel sports car, is aiming to make the vehicle even lighter.

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Ariel Atom 3.5 Gets Stiffer Chassis, Better Track Balance

Ariel just announced the updated version of its already-insane sports car with lessons learned from its V8 and Mugen editions to further improve performance, calling it the Atom 3.5.

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Why Eating McDonalds In An Ariel Atom Is A Bad Idea [Video]

The Ariel Atom is one of the world’s greatest machines, offering unprecedented performance and sheer driving exhilaration. McDonald’s on the other hand, is one of world’s greatest fast food chains, offering cheap and arguably tasty food at budget prices. What happens when you combine the two while a camera is rolling? Hilarity ensues.

Apparently this video was filmed for a local food competition, but whatever the motives are, we’re glad it’s on YouTube for us to all see and enjoy. Ever had that nagging friend that would insist on eating in your car? Well, it appears that Ariel Atom owners don’t have that problem. It seems that it’s rather difficult to snarf down some french fries when you’re combating blistering acceleration in your face.

Check out the hilarious video after the break.

[Source: YouTube]

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Wimmer RS Ariel Atom Makes 340-HP, Hits 60 MPH in 2.8 Seconds

Apparently to some, the stock performance of Ariel’s Atom 3 300 isn’t enough. Wimmer RS has decided to provide an answer to that market segment by enhancing the Atom’s performance to 340-hp and 280 ft-lbs of torque. Considering that this Atom rendition uses a turbocharged Honda powerplant, it isn’t hard to believe an extra 40-hp could be extracted from the already potent engine.

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