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    Got a track/street toy

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    This thing reminds me of the Atom in a lot of ways. It performs like a car half its weight. I had T1s series 2 package installed and it is a beast.

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    Let's see....the GTR has just about every conceivable drivers aid.The Atom has NONE. The GTR weighs about 4000lbs and is fully enclosed.The Atom weighs 1300lbs and has no doors,no roof..no windshield. How on earth could it remind anyone of an Atom???
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    Quote Originally Posted by txatom View Post
    gt1r.jpg gt4r.jpg


    This thing reminds me of the Atom in a lot of ways. It performs like a car half its weight. I had T1s series 2 package installed and it is a beast.

    Nice pickup. These cars were strong in the rollons and 60-130 event at TXTK12. I agree very differnet approach than an Atom, but faaaaaaaast not only in a straight line but can hold their own on a road course.........

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    [QUOTE=MadMaxAtom;8693]Let's see....the GTR has just about every conceivable drivers aid.The Atom has NONE. The GTR weighs about 4000lbs and is fully enclosed.The Atom weighs 1300lbs and has no doors,no roof..no windshield. How on earth could it remind anyone of an Atom?

    Have you driven one? Better yet have you driven one with an extra 150whp? The launch mode feels very close to launching a Atom, if not more brutal. And the GTR feels like a go cart on a road course and when I ran it the 1st thing that come to mind was the Atom.

    Dont let the size fool you, the GTR is no joke.

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    Yes,I have had the opportunity to drive three different GTRs,all on track. One was a highly modified Prepared A class car..and yes..they are fast. A few of my students had GTR's last year as well. I was not calling the GTR a joke..but hardly a car I would compare an Atom to,especially on track,at track speeds. The Atom is nimble and unforgiving...it demands a great deal of respect and skill from the driver. The GTR coddles you and take you on a magic carpet ride. Two very different approaches to track handling. The GTR is quite neutral handling and AWD..the Atom has a 30/70 weight bias and will kick you in the ass with oversteer the first time you hit the throttle too early off an apex; MUCH different animals. Not better or worse..just different.The GTR makes 100mph feel like 50...and the Atom at 50mph feels like 100..
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMaxAtom View Post
    Yes,I have had the opportunity to drive three different GTRs,all on track. One was a highly modified Prepared A class car..and yes..they are fast. A few of my students had GTR's last year as well. I was not calling the GTR a joke..but hardly a car I would compare an Atom to,especially on track,at track speeds. The Atom is nimble and unforgiving...it demands a great deal of respect and skill from the driver. The GTR coddles you and take you on a magic carpet ride. Two very different approaches to track handling. The GTR is quite neutral handling and AWD..the Atom has a 30/70 weight bias and will kick you in the ass with oversteer the first time you hit the throttle too early off an apex; MUCH different animals. Not better or worse..just different.The GTR makes 100mph feel like 50...and the Atom at 50mph feels like 100..
    I havent had the opportunity to track the Atom yet, so I am sure you are correct. My point is it is mind boggling to me that a car that fat, could feel so good on the street and track. And the GTR does coddle you for sure. It was my 1st time at a road course and I was keeping up with, or passing a lot of cars and I know for a fact if it had been in anything other than the GTR I would have been in the grass more than on the pavement.

    Now to take the Atom

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    Quote Originally Posted by txatom View Post
    I havent had the opportunity to track the Atom yet, so I am sure you are correct. My point is it is mind boggling to me that a car that fat, could feel so good on the street and track. And the GTR does coddle you for sure. It was my 1st time at a road course and I was keeping up with, or passing a lot of cars and I know for a fact if it had been in anything other than the GTR I would have been in the grass more than on the pavement.

    Now to take the Atom
    I had the atom out at MSR this weekend for another ZT Wealth track day. We had a blast. I am still amazed at the pace I can keep in the car for the price of admission and how cheap the consumables are. Get that girl out on the road course!



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