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    Ariel clone

    http://www.hyperracer.com/

    Do you think they took any styling Q's from the Ariel.

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    holy crap that is crazy!


    I ran across this old BMW concept today


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    Interesting concept...but $30k dollars.. and that's the base model.
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    How do you account for driver weight in a 180kg racecar? 10lbs is going to make a big difference!

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    Alllow tubby owners the option of remote control! Ha! I do like the concept...but doubt they will catch on here in the land of two ton 550hp "race" cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atommatt View Post
    http://www.hyperracer.com/

    Do you think they took any styling Q's from the Ariel.

    Looks like they left it in the dryer too long..
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    I went to that page, and for some reason it loaded slowly, so I got to see the cockpit, and I was nodding along, and then when it got to the running gear, I cracked up laughing. The base is just so ridiculous. I know karting is the ultimate training ground for good racers and all of that, but to take a kart and put all of that crap on it, to me it seems insane.
    Last edited by FrankRizzo; March 31, 2012 at 08:38 PM.

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    I'd like to get a better look at how they are doing the front suspension with one shock,and a look at the rear suspension setup. The teeny tiny wheels are a turnoff for me..
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    So what exactly is the niche here? You can't run something like that at a track day surrounded by big cars. I'd be willing to bet most organizers wouldn't allow it. Karting? No, doesn't follow the rules.

    So what do you do with it?

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    "So what do you do with it?" It would be scary out driving with student groups..in sedans... ..but I'd drive that anywhere I drive my Atom! Maybe just one or two scales bigger,please..and a nice GSXR1000RR engine..yum!

    If they caught on,I'm sure a series would start up.

    I do like to see TMI and the SRA series doing so well.. Good for all Atom owners!
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