2006 Ariel Atom II

Started on Feb. 24 by FourFather

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It's an Ariel Atom II. Not as quick as the dragsters or the boats, but it handles much better! It is powered by a 2.0 liter Chevy Ecotec LSJ (Cobalt) four cylinder supercharged engine with 5-speed Limited Slip differential. 252 HP to the rear tires, about 1350 pounds. Corners at 1.7 gee on Hoosier Formula Atlantic slicks. Last time out ran three consecutive 1:19 laps at Hallett.

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Feb 27, 2010 4:47 p.m.
I was going to say you look strikingly like Eddie Hill... You probably get that a lot though!
Feb 28, 2010 7:38 a.m.
Actually, I DO get quite a bit of that!
Feb 28, 2010 8:14 p.m.
Amazing car, excellent purchase sir.
Apr 14, 2010 6:34 a.m.
Awesome! Saw you around the pits the last time I was out there for an HPDE!
May 24, 2010 8:01 p.m.
That has to be the most fun car available for purchase right now. Excellent choice sir!
May 25, 2010 10:42 a.m.
Thanks for the positive comments. I am so enthusiastic and passionate about these cars, that I recently became the Authorized Ariel Atom Dealer for all of Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas!! And I have already sold our first one! Info @ www.eddiehillsfuncycles.com Thanks again- Eddie
Jun 27, 2010 1:48 p.m.
David S. Wallens:
Holy cow, you do look like Eddie Hill! Welcome to our site.
Jun 27, 2010 8:01 p.m.
I'm starting to see the resemblance! Excellent choice on the Atom
Jun 28, 2010 4:13 p.m.
Watch out for this group. Soon they will have you looking for a Ford Festiva, thrashed Saturn, and of course....MIATA!
Jun 28, 2010 5:41 p.m.
Nice choice and I think that car would look stunning in Pennzoil livery!
Jun 28, 2010 5:43 p.m.
Hi, David, and thanks for the welcome! I really can't help looking like that- it's the only face I have! Eddie
Jun 28, 2010 5:49 p.m.
oldtin: See the resemblance? Some days I'm a bit more resembly than others-- Thanks for the brag on the Atom- I could not agree more!!
Jun 28, 2010 5:56 p.m.
Eb4prez: Thanks for the warning! But instead of a Festiva or Saturn or Miata, I'm really more interested in finding a nice Webbly-Vickers, if I could find the right car at the right price!
Jun 28, 2010 6:05 p.m.
CamaroKeith: Ariel Atom in Pennzoil yellow? Hmmmm--- Probably WOULD look good!
Jul 1, 2010 4:18 p.m.
Sorry, I don't have a Webbly-Vikers out back but I do have a 1953 Renault set up with a VW 1600 dual port. If you want to trade for an Atom.....see how this madness starts!
Jul 1, 2010 8:29 p.m.
As tempting as the 53 Renault sounds, once you get your mouth all set for a Webbly-Vickers, there is just nothing else that'll do you! But thanks for the offer!
Jul 3, 2010 10:58 p.m.
Well, maybe Crass & Bernie are on this board and can help! Do you know about the Atom weekend they have in Hallett, OK?
Jul 6, 2010 2:41 p.m.
I DO know about the AtomFest events at Hallett, that is what got me hooked on road racing! I hardly ever miss a track day now!
Jun 27, 2011 11:13 p.m.
Literally the week before my last deployment, I snuck down to Texas for a track day at Eagle's Canyon and Mr Hill was nice enough to take this photo with me. He really doesn't miss a track day. http://evilengineering.com/gallery/v/Mental/Me/eddie+hill.jpg.html

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