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Introducing Vader. The turbo Atom.

Discussion in 'Motors' started by OCPete, 12 Sep 2019.

  1. OCPete

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Sep 2010

    Posts: 1,188

    Location: Newbury, England

    Outside the factory on collection.


    Looking forward to running this little monster in!

    I am calling him Vader.:cool:
  2. MissChief


    Joined: 17 Jul 2010

    Posts: 19,838

    Vader should have been black frame too but will no doubt be very fast. Keep the thread up to date!
  3. vanpeebles


    Joined: 22 Aug 2004

    Posts: 7,603

    Exhaust looks very bamphy bocky :D
  4. Squidward

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Apr 2018

    Posts: 1,119

    Woah, that is beautiful!
  5. Mike9000


    Joined: 21 Dec 2018

    Posts: 168

    Location: Newcastle-under-lyme

    Great, looks like a lot of fun. I was taken out in one of the early K20 ones of these by some kind guy who lived by Trentham Gardens back in something like 2006. Loved every second and so quick!!

  6. daveski


    Joined: 15 Apr 2004

    Posts: 2,668

    Location: Nottingham

    Love it. Very jealous.
  7. Uncle_Gravy


    Joined: 11 Aug 2012

    Posts: 4,339

    Location: S.E Wales

    So jealous, What engine are they throwing in them these days?
  8. something daft already!!


    Joined: 11 Jan 2007

    Posts: 5,612

    Location: South East

    Nice number plate lol
  9. ci_newman


    Joined: 24 Feb 2004

    Posts: 9,534

    Location: Hook, Hants

    At ~ 600bhp/tonne and ~ 3secs 0-60... you're going to bin it, fast :D

    Who buys a car like that in the autumn / winter :D :D
  10. Dyson


    Joined: 18 Jan 2007

    Posts: 4,980

    Location: Dorset

    Very nice! Where do you have to mount the front number plate? Where ever it goes, it'll ruin it
  11. godinman


    Joined: 26 Feb 2007

    Posts: 7,931

    That is a ridiculous machine, can't wait for some videos!
  12. Cleisthenes


    Joined: 29 Jul 2013

    Posts: 8,005

    Ridiculous, in the very best way :D

    Would love one of these one day.

  13. Le Clandestin Brun


    Joined: 6 Sep 2007

    Posts: 8,623

    Brand new? Are they going to repair that scuff?
  14. OCPete

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Sep 2010

    Posts: 1,188

    Location: Newbury, England

    The engine is the same unit as per the current Honda Civic Type R. 2ltr intercooled turbo 320BHP

    I have been waiting 2 years for it so the timeline is not really under my control.

    I have another supercharged Atom (hopefully now sold) so I am confident i'll keep this on the black stuff.;)
  15. Temujin

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Jun 2014

    Posts: 1,208

    Beautiful, videos please!
  16. Dis86


    Joined: 23 Dec 2011

    Posts: 26,261

    Location: Northern England

    Quicker than a veyron. Brilliant.
  17. rodenal


    Joined: 7 Dec 2011

    Posts: 10,243

    One of the most frightening motoring experiences I've ever had came in an Atom, love them
  18. phatboy


    Joined: 10 Dec 2004

    Posts: 6,898

    Location: Oxfordshire

    that is amazing! didn't know that they were using the new Type-R lump in them these days

    As per the above one of the mind bending car experiences I have ever had is being launched around the ProDrive test track as a passenger in the supercharged version

    Unbelievable cars :D
  19. MrKnifey


    Joined: 3 Aug 2008

    Posts: 3,213

    Location: Nelson, South Wales

    Amazing :D
  20. IvanDobskey


    Joined: 2 Feb 2010

    Posts: 8,850

    Location: East Midlands

    Wow, that thing is insane :eek: Reckon a gunmetal or silver frame would have looked better than white though.

    Shame winter is on its way :(