• Jan 13th 2007 at 1:49PM
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The same ethos employed by the Ariel Atom is being channeled by GTM, a small car producer based in the UK, whose previous hits include the Spyder and Libra.

The GTM 40TR is a track day weapon in the same vein as the Atom, utilizing the potent combination of a bare frame, a couple of seats and the 220 HP engine pulled from the Civic Type-R.

The lucky pilots of the 40TR will be able to experience a 0-60 sprint in less than four seconds, along with a top speed in excess of 150 MPH. All that at the bargain basement price of about £15,000 or just a few bucks shy of $30k.

The company also has plans to develop a biofuel-powered version of the 40TR that may compete in a one-make race series, sponsored by the Energy Efficient Motor-Sports initiative.

[Source: Car, Autosport International]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      looks pathfetic compared to the atom
      • 8 Years Ago
      #4.... yeah, that's quite the definitive test.

      No, wait...

      Regardless, cars like this are what sports cars "should" be classified as. Amenities belong on luxury boats.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I won't be surprised if it's lighter than an Atom, as it doesn't have the wasteful curved tube of the Atom. I reckon the 4 sec time is just so they don't make a promise they can't keep.
      • 8 Years Ago
      These cars are next to pointless on a trackday, they're so fast you just end up stuck behind slower cars unable to get a full clean lap. Even on a sessioned day the fast group will generally be much slower than a well driven one of these, I have problems on open pitlane days and in fast sessions in my stripped SW20 Turbo.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Show me a real car, not just a sketch. Then I'll be impressed. Until then, I'm sticking with my Atom..
      • 8 Years Ago
      Jesuz christ Benson, how can anyone suck the fun out of a vehicle like this!?!?! Wake up man, life is too short to be such a negative Nancy.
      • 8 Years Ago
      although I havent seen any pics on the net, the actual car is at the show
      • 8 Years Ago
      Um...the K20 engine in the CTR is 198 Bhp - not 220 (although the RSX's K20 puts out 220).

      And the supercharged K20 in the European Atom puts out 300BHP. It's going to leave this thing in the dust.
      • 8 Years Ago
      0-60 in 4 seconds? how is that an Atom killa? Like the price though.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Here you can see Ariel Atom in action:

      Top Gear Ariel Atom

      Ariel Atom on Discovery
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'd like to see your atom...
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