First experience of an Atom on track

First experience of an Atom on track

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V6todayEVmanana

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518 posts

116 months

Thursday 10th September 2020
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Wow.
I've done a number of track days in various cars (Alfa Gtv, 208gti, i30N, R8 and a Corsa VXR but none prepared me for the Atom.

It gripped at crazy speeds and tired to tear the helmet from my head on the straights.

All other cars are now slow. Its the first car that still looks exciting in the POV video.

Those of you that are owners must have permanent grins. Jealous for now.

Not sure what version it was, civic supercharged engine, a toggle switch and button to start, h gear box and just a little old school digital readout. Lovely.

TTmonkey

17,477 posts

219 months

Thursday 10th September 2020
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V6todayEVmanana said:
Wow.
I've done a number of track days in various cars (Alfa Gtv, 208gti, i30N, R8 and a Corsa VXR but none prepared me for the Atom.

It gripped at crazy speeds and tired to tear the helmet from my head on the straights.

All other cars are now slow. Its the first car that still looks exciting in the POV video.

Those of you that are owners must have permanent grins. Jealous for now.

Not sure what version it was, civic supercharged engine, a toggle switch and button to start, h gear box and just a little old school digital readout. Lovely.
Did the ‘atom battle’ at the top gear track, where two pro drivers have a track battle with u in the passenger seat. Whilst people were driving other super cars.

It was utterly intense and stunning. The cars danced around like crazy. Absolute whole other level of performance.

Also drove them and they were far more exciting than the Porsche, Ferrari 458 and Lamborghini Gallardo that we also drive tha day.

V6todayEVmanana

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518 posts

116 months

Friday 11th September 2020
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Wow, that sounds like an awesome experience.

I've been in similar at a Vauxhall VXR day with 2 Corsas being expertly driven in a fun way. Can only imagine how it would feel in Atoms.

Probably made the other cars send like stationary objects wink

Wacky Racer

34,983 posts

219 months

Friday 11th September 2020
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Done an Atom track day at The Three Sisters near Wigan several years ago.....very enjoyable. smile

Leicester Loyal

3,418 posts

94 months

Friday 25th June
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Did my first 'track day' today, was only an experience and I chose the Atom to have a go in.

Absolutely insane, it just kept pulling and pulling. I'm used to semi fast bikes (A2 restricted license), but the Atom was in a different league. Upon finishing I checked my pockets and noticed I couldn't find my phone anywhere, had a look underneath the seat but couldn't find it, thought FFS it's fell out on track. The instructor then said have a look down there, I looked down near the pedals and there my phone was, undamaged thankfully, must have fell out then been thrown towards the front under breaking.

I really enjoyed it, whoever is lucky enough to own one of these, I envy you!

V6todayTurboManana

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518 posts

116 months

Friday 25th June
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Thanks for reminding me, was an awesome experience.
Never ridden a motorbike but the force of the air on my helmet in the Atom was crazy.

Sounds like you had an ace time.