Road Tests Real world tests of Exige S Club Racer vs Ariel Atom

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Lotus Exige S Club Racer

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Lotus Exige S Club Racer

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TwinRev is not aware of any important advantages of the Lotus Exige S Club Racer vs the Ariel Atom V8 500.

Side view of Ariel Atom

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Ariel Atom V8 500

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Faster to 100mph 5.4 s vs 9.6 s Around 45% faster to 100mph
Faster in the quarter mile 11.2 s vs 12.7 s More than 10% faster at the drag strip
Way more more powerful engine 475 HP @ 10,000 RPM vs 237 HP @ 7,800 RPM More than 2x stronger engine
Faster top speed 170 mph vs 158 mph 12 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More torque 268 ft-lb @ 7,750 RPM vs 170 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM Around 60% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Lighter curb weight 1,210 lb vs 2,077 lb More than 40% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
More expensive sticker price $225k vs $61k Around 3.8x more expensive harder to own
Bigger engine 3,000 cc vs 1,800 cc More than 65% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Exige S Club Racer  vs
Ariel Atom 
Brand Lotus Ariel
Price 61,123 225,000
Year 2008 2008

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.76 lb/hp 2.55 lb/hp
Maximum hp 237 HP @ 7,800 RPM 475 HP @ 10,000 RPM
Maximum torque 170 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM 268 ft-lb @ 7,750 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 1,800 cc 3,000 cc
Cylinders I4 V8
Air compressor Supercharger Supercharger
Fuels
Gas
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC

road tests

Exige S Club Racer  vs
Ariel Atom 
Top speed 158 mph 170 mph
1/4 mile 12.7 s 11.2 s
0-60mph 4.1 s 2.3 s
0-100mph 9.6 s 5.4 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD 2WD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,077 lb 1,210 lb
Lotus Exige S Club Racer
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Ariel Atom V8 500
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