Road Tests Real world tests of 911 GT2 RS vs Ariel Atom

0-60mph

911 GT2 RS
3.7 s
Atom V8 500
2.3 s

Top speed

911 GT2 RS
204 mph
Atom V8 500
170 mph

0-100mph

911 GT2 RS
6.5 s
Atom V8 500
5.4 s

1/4 mile

911 GT2 RS
11 s
Atom V8 500
11.2 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Porsche 911 GT2 RS

Reasons to consider the
Porsche 911 GT2 RS

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Faster top speed 204 mph vs 170 mph 34 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Significantly more torque 518 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM vs 268 ft-lb @ 7,750 RPM Around 95% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 612 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 475 HP @ 10,000 RPM Around 30% stronger engine
Bigger engine 3,600 cc vs 3,000 cc 20% bigger engine
Side view of Ariel Atom

Reasons to consider the
Ariel Atom V8 500

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Much lighter curb weight 1,210 lb vs 3,014 lb 2.5x lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Faster to 100mph 5.4 s vs 6.5 s More than 15% faster to 100mph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

911 GT2 RS  vs
Ariel Atom 
Brand Porsche Ariel
Price 245,950 225,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 2008

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.92 lb/hp 2.55 lb/hp
Maximum hp 612 HP @ 6,500 RPM 475 HP @ 10,000 RPM
Maximum torque 518 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM 268 ft-lb @ 7,750 RPM
Engine placement Rear Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,600 cc 3,000 cc
Cylinders Flat 6 V8
Air compressor Twin turbocharger Supercharger
Fuels
Gas
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC

road tests

911 GT2 RS  vs
Ariel Atom 
Top speed 204 mph 170 mph
1/4 mile 11 s 11.2 s
0-60mph 3.7 s 2.3 s
0-100mph 6.5 s 5.4 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/PSM, LSD 2WD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo 14.96 in Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo 13.78 in Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,014 lb 1,210 lb
Porsche 911 GT2 RS
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Ariel Atom V8 500
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