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The 2013 Ariel Atom 500 V8 is an ultra lightweight sports car that appears in all main Forza series titles since Forza Motorsport 5 and Forza Motorsport 6: Apex.

The Atom 500 V8 is a road-legal limited production car of which 25 were handbuilt by British motor company Ariel. It mainly differs from regular Atom models by being powered by a V8 engine instead of a four-cylinder engine and is to date the fastest car to be produced by the company.

DescriptionEdit

Everything about the Ariel Atom is amazing. Its shape is practically automotive euphoria by itself, and that’s before you get it on the track. To drive one is shocking. The new V8 version takes performance to unprecedented levels and keeps the Atom at the absolute pinnacle of ultimate track toys. Sure it’s street legal, but the Atom is at home at the track or even the drag strip. Ariel claims 0-60 acceleration to be 2.3 seconds. Few motorcycles can even match those numbers; it follows, since Ariel used to build some of the most loved British bikes in history. Here are just a few of the mind-blowing specs that make the Atom 500 what it is: a John Hartley-designed 500 horsepower Ariel 3.0 liter, weighing in at 198 pounds, a Sadev six-speed sequential transmission, Dymag magnesium wheels, combined with its exo-skeleton chassis with carbon fiber body panels and foils the Atom weighs in at a phenomenal 1,213 pounds. Most drivers won’t even be able to handle this kind of power-to-weight ratio right out of the box, but learning to reel it in will be a lot of fun.
— forzamotorsport.net[1] 

CharacteristicsEdit

The Atom 500 V8 is based on a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive platform with an exposed chassis upgraded with front and rear spoilers. It has fully adjustable suspension consisting of double wishbones at both axles and pushrod arms operating the dampers. Its motorcycle-derived three litre V8 engine revs up to 11000 rpm and is capable of producing 475 hp (482 PS; 354 kW) and 268 ft·lb (363 Nm) of torque. The Atom 500 V8 counts as a top tier track car as evident by a 0 to 60 time in three seconds and lateral acceleration of at least 1.50 g at 120 mph. It comes standard with a limited-slip differential and six-speed sequential transmission.[2]

StatisticsEdit

Icon ForzaMotorsport5 Wide Speed 6.5 
Handling 6.5 
Acceleration 9.6 
Launch 9.5 
Braking 7.1 
R 854
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 170,000 CR
Top Speed: 177.2 mph  (285.1 km/h) Body Family: Ultimate Track Toys
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 2.983 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.684 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 82.2 ft (25.1 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 209.7 ft (63.9 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.39 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.67 g
Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide Speed 6.5 
Handling 6.8 
Acceleration 9.5 
Braking 6.7 
 
R 857
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 170,000 CR
Top Speed: 178.6 mph  (287.4 km/h) Division: None
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.000 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.700 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 91.9 ft (28 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 221.3 ft (67.5 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.37 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.65 g
Icon ForzaMotorsport6Apex Wide Speed 6.5 
Handling 6.8 
Acceleration 9.5 
Launch 9.2 
Braking 6.7 
R 875

Unlock: Available from the beginning
Top Speed: missing data
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): missing data 120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
Icon ForzaHorizon2 Wide Speed 6.5 
Handling 8.9 
Acceleration 9.6 
Launch 9.3 
Braking 10.0 
S2 966
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow 160,000 CR
Top Speed: 178.3 mph  (286.9 km/h) Championship: Extreme Track Toys
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.000 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.700 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 109.7 ft (33.4 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 256.3 ft (78.1 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.12 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.49 g
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide Speed 6.5 
Handling 8.9 
Acceleration 9.6 
Launch 9.3 
Braking 10.0 
S2 974
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow 108,000 CR
Top Speed: 178.2 mph  (286.7 km/h) Championship: Extreme Track Toys
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.016 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.717 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 114.6 ft (34.9 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 263.0 ft (80.2 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.11 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.50 g

ConversionsEdit

Icon Engine Conversion - Engine
Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide 3.0L V8 - Racing
Icon ForzaHorizon2 Wide 3.0L V8 - Racing
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide 6.2L V8 - S2 942
Icon Drivetrain Conversion - Drivetrain
Icon ForzaMotorsport5 Wide AWD - R 866
Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide AWD - R 864
Icon ForzaHorizon2 Wide AWD - S2 951
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide AWD - S2 958
Icon Aspiration Conversion - Aspiration
Icon ForzaMotorsport5 Wide Twin Turbo
Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide Twin Turbo
Icon ForzaHorizon2 Wide Twin Turbo
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide Twin Turbo - S2 988

Driving CharacteristicsEdit

The Atom 500 V8 has supercar-like acceleration as seen on a 0 to 100 mph in 5.7 seconds but falls short in terms of top speed due to hitting around 178 mph (286 km/h) as maximum. Its low power-to-weight ratio also allows it have very high lateral acceleration, which is 1.50 g in the Horizon series and at least 1.65 g in the Motorsport series. Combined with a responsive steering and strong brakes, the Atom 500 V8 can complete technical courses as quick as most high-end supercars although it may prove to be difficult to master due to being prone to wheelspins.

TriviaEdit

  • The Atom 500 V8 has a longer 0 to 60 mph time and lower power rating than in real life.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. forzamotorsport.net description
  2. evo.co.uk - Ariel Atom 500 V8

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