• Sep 27, 2006
Ever wonder what an Ariel Atom would look like with full bodywork? Apparently somebody has. Danish owner and builder Mikkel Steen Pedersen has put together another track-day special that looks like a formula car without the stickers.

Called the RoadRazer, this new superlight supercar features a carbon fiber/aluminum honeycomb monocoque, aluminum double wishbones at each corner, a Quaife differential, and Hyabusa engine pushing 175 hp through a 6-speed sequential transmission using steering mounted paddle shifters. Dry weight is only 660 pounds so this should be quite capable of achieving the sprint to 60 in 3 seconds or less. And just for the record, that 660-pound weight is almost half the Atom's curb weight.

And despite its formula car looks, the RoadRazer is actually a tandem two-seater, although passengers may prefer to just wait their turn and take the car out themselves when the driver gets tired of whipping off hot laps.

The first car has been completed except the paint and should be ready for a public viewing in January. Expected price on the RoadRazer is £49,000 or $92,500, which is almost twice the Atom's asking price. That would make it a slightly tougher sell, although that number is just a best guess by Pedersen at this point.

[Source: PistonHeads]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      There sure seem to be a lot of these track day type cars emerging. Not that I am complaining, I think they are really cool, just wish they were a little less expensive. I would love to have a Radical SR4 for driving around, autocrossing, and tracking, but at $60k, no way.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I've been following another busa powered ride here: http://www.dpcars.net/dp1b.htm , but the powerplant intended to be the final one for that project is supposed to be a 'busa derived V8.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Can someone tell me why it seems that everytime one of these things is put together they use the Hyabusa engine, and not some other similar engine?
      • 8 Years Ago
      "The first car has been completed except the paint and should be ready for a public viewing in January."


      It takes them 3 months to paint a car?
      -Taylor
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's kinda like the vacume salesman who was selling them for 1 million $$$ each. Someone told him he wouldn't sell many at that price. His response was that, he only had to sell one.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Great execution, it's too bad it can't be brought to market at a less outrageous price.