Road Tests Real world tests of LFA Nürburgring Package vs Ariel Atom

Top speed


1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package

Reasons to consider the
Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package

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Faster top speed 202 mph vs 170 mph 32 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More expensive sticker price $350k vs $225k More than 55% more expensive harder to own
Much bigger engine 4,805 cc vs 3,000 cc More than 60% bigger engine
More torque 354 ft-lb @ 6,800 RPM vs 268 ft-lb @ 7,750 RPM More than 30% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 562 HP @ 8,700 RPM vs 475 HP @ 10,000 RPM Around 20% stronger engine
Side view of Ariel Atom

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Ariel Atom V8 500

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Has an air compressor Supercharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
Much lighter curb weight 1,210 lb vs 3,263 lb 2.7x lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Faster to 100mph 5.4 s vs 7.6 s Around 30% faster to 100mph
Faster in the quarter mile 11.2 s vs 11.8 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip

Specifications Full list of technical specs


LFA Nürburgring Package  vs
Ariel Atom 
Brand Lexus Ariel
Price 350,000 225,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2008

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.81 lb/hp 2.55 lb/hp
Maximum hp 562 HP @ 8,700 RPM 475 HP @ 10,000 RPM
Maximum torque 354 ft-lb @ 6,800 RPM 268 ft-lb @ 7,750 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion


Displacement 4,805 cc 3,000 cc
Cylinders V10 V8
Air compressor None Supercharger
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC

road tests

LFA Nürburgring Package  vs
Ariel Atom 
Top speed 202 mph 170 mph
1/4 mile 11.8 s 11.2 s
0-60mph 3.5 s 2.3 s
0-100mph 7.6 s 5.4 s


Drivetrain RWD w/Torsen LSD, TC, VSC 2WD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,263 lb 1,210 lb
Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package
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Ariel Atom V8 500
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