This weeks Autoweek magazine has coverage of a new Civic R prototype with a 2.0L Vtec direct injection turbo engine,producing 280hp/295lb-ft torque numbers,mated to a new 8 speed dual clutch transaxle. Details include 9.8:1 compression, an electric waste gate,high-tunable intake port design and idle stop system. Sounds like this would be an ideal drivetrain for an Atom…I wonder if Ariel will consider it? Match made in heaven.