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There are two main differences between a Atom and a well done Locost.

#1 a very nice locost can be constructed for a whopping $2k or less.
#2 said locost will out-everything the atom.

Atoms really aren't that fast.
the SC'd k20 atom does 0-60 mph in 2.9 sec IIRC... :eek:mg:

but for 8 grand less, I'd rather build the locost :lol: (you can get an atom for 10 grand if you assemble it in your garage...IIRC they are 35 grand if you buy it assembled)
 

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I'm kinda scared of it just sitting here looking at it. I had a something like that...but not with an h22:shock:
 

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Heres a bit on the atom that i collected back towards when it first hit the internet.



Quick blurb on the reality of dinky cars...


The quickest Caterham - the R500, has a In a recent comparative
track test (Oct 2000) posted the following time round the Croft
racing circuit along with the following:

Caterham Seven R500 - 1.31.53 (0-100 kph time of 3.4 seconds, top
speed of 243 kph)

Yamaha R1 - 1.32.96 ( 1000 cc racing bike with 0-100 kph of 2.8, top
speed of 260 kph)

Stealth B6 - 1.35.37

Lotus 340R - 1.35.78

Caterham Blackbird - 1.35.98 (weighing 430Kg & boasting 165bhp)

Nissan Skyline 600 bhp - 1.36.55

Mitsubishi Evo VI RS Sprint - 1.40.55

Porsche 911 Turbo - 1.40.95

TVR Cerbera 4.5 - 1.41.22

Ariel Atom - 1.44.80


The atoms slowness is due to cornering speed, not lack of hp, so more power will help, but not that much.



Oh yeah, the caterham Seven(/R500/blackbird/etc) is what the locost kit is based off :D
 

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Gas tank up front? Is this commonly done? Doesn't seem like a good idea to me.

Can't wait to see the finished product.
 

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WOW an H22 go kart will be insane. Traction problems at all?? lol
 

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Discussion Starter #56
sorry guys...havent had much time. currently working on making silver carbon fiber body peices. pics soon. turnin out to be a real painful process.
 
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