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    Atom is the best Christmas present ever!

    A few weeks ago, my wife and I decided to drive up to VIR and visit the Atom factory there. We met with Mark Swain, who kindly showed us around and explained how the Atom was built. It was an incredible experience that I'll never forget. Mark was awesome and very helpful with all of my questions. We did, what I thought at the time, was a simulation build -- to get an idea of price, and to go over each of the options and the differences. I had intended to return in 2013 to get this thing going. But my wife had other plans.

    For Christmas, my wife surprised me with a deposit placed on a new custom Ariel Atom 3. We open gifts a little early each year hehe. Chassis #AA30175. I honestly can't wait! We are having the frame painted to match my rare lamborghini color, Blu Cepheus, with everything else black and carbon where available. Should be one of a kind. Here's a sample pic she photoshopped for me. Mine will have the front and rear wing as well though. I look forward to spending alot of time here on these forums, asking many questions and reading about others experiences.
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    Welcome! That sure is the best christmas present ever! I just received mine a few weeks ago, and I love it! Looking forward to pics of it along side your Lambo!

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    I like the color combo. Welcome. My wife avoids rides in mine, so, you are a lucky guy!

    I am really not liking the new head lights, in that pic they look like a Wallace and Gromit set of mittens.

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    wow, great present!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vhayne View Post
    A few weeks ago, my wife and I decided to drive up to VIR and visit the Atom factory there. We met with Mark Swain, who kindly showed us around and explained how the Atom was built. It was an incredible experience that I'll never forget. Mark was awesome and very helpful with all of my questions. We did, what I thought at the time, was a simulation build -- to get an idea of price, and to go over each of the options and the differences. I had intended to return in 2013 to get this thing going. But my wife had other plans.

    For Christmas, my wife surprised me with a deposit placed on a new custom Ariel Atom 3. We open gifts a little early each year hehe. Chassis #AA30175. I honestly can't wait! We are having the frame painted to match my rare lamborghini color, Blu Cepheus, with everything else black and carbon where available. Should be one of a kind. Here's a sample pic she photoshopped for me. Mine will have the front and rear wing as well though. I look forward to spending alot of time here on these forums, asking many questions and reading about others experiences.

    remember to post here:

    http://arielatomchat.com/forums/thread1014-2.html

    so u can join the list, i would really love to see a better adoption of the registry.. would be great to be able to see who is where considering only ~170 TMI AA3's exist in the USA.. and would love to know how many are street driven... there is more than 170 bmw's within a 500ft radius of my car at all times.. crazy to think only 170 AA3 in USA.

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    Vhayne,

    Cool. Congrats and look forward to hearing about your final build and options. (May I suggest Carbon Fiber and more carbon fiber)

    I'm fairly new to ownership as well. Although, not a surprise and more of a diabolical substitute to a motorcycle, mine was a Bday gift from my wife.

    As I'm always curious to see what others drive... your matching Blue Cepheus has me intrigued. Which Bull will be a stablemate to your awesome Christmas gift?

    Best,
    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scuderia VA View Post
    Vhayne,

    Cool. Congrats and look forward to hearing about your final build and options. (May I suggest Carbon Fiber and more carbon fiber)

    I'm fairly new to ownership as well. Although, not a surprise and more of a diabolical substitute to a motorcycle, mine was a Bday gift from my wife.

    As I'm always curious to see what others drive... your matching Blue Cepheus has me intrigued. Which Bull will be a stablemate to your awesome Christmas gift?

    Best,
    Richard
    The plan is to reverse the color coordination. Where the lambo is mostly blue with black and carbon, the Atom will be mostly black with blue and carbon.
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    Automobili Lamborghini!

    Bellissimo!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Those two will look awesome together.

    Richard

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    Very nice, congrats!

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    I have been waiting to see a blue frame with black. This will look awesome!

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