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    • Watch a drag race between a BMW S1000RR HP4, Ariel Atom 500 V8, and a 600 horsepower Citroen DS3 Rallycross car

      Interesting drag race here with opponents that do not usually square off against one another. It's basically bike versus go-kart versus rally car. The bike being the S1000RR HP4 version which is 31 pounds lighter than the standard S1000RR. The Ariel Atom 500 V8 has a 500 horsepower 3.0 liter V8 engine which makes for an insane power to weight ratio in the 1213 pound car. Last but not least is a 600 horsepower all wheel drive Citroen Rallycross car.


      Since this comparison is done by Autocar it takes place in Britain. Since it is taking place in Britain the track is wet since it is raining pretty much as usual. That makes it difficult for something like the Atom to get traction considering it is rear wheel drive.

      The race video is below. No need to spoil the result, but drag racing in the wet does not offer the best comparison between these cars. Why the thought did not cross anyone's mind at Autocar to go from a roll and eliminate the launch beats me.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: Watch a drag race between a BMW S1000RR HP4, Ariel Atom 500 V8, and a 600 horsepower Citroen DS3 Rallycross car started by Sticky View original post
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      1. farbmw's Avatar
        farbmw -
        LOL nice, I just got my 2013 K1300S, I wonder how it would do?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by farbmw Click here to enlarge
        LOL nice, I just got my 2013 K1300S, I wonder how it would do?
        No thread on it?
      1. inlineS54B32's Avatar
        inlineS54B32 -
        I loved this video - love the S1000/HP4 - and love the Atom. Not much more else to like.
      1. GuidoK's Avatar
        GuidoK -
        Still none of these vehicles are to be used in a drag race.
        They're all track thoroughbreds imho, that's where they shine Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GuidoK Click here to enlarge
        Still none of these vehicles are to be used in a drag race.
        They're all track thoroughbreds imho, that's where they shine Click here to enlarge
        But they can excel at both due to have a great power to weight ratio.
      1. blkclk550's Avatar
        blkclk550 -
        what a $#@!ing stupid video... why not do it in the dry ?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by blkclk550 Click here to enlarge
        what a $#@!ing stupid video... why not do it in the dry ?
        Because they are Britards.
      1. farbmw's Avatar
        farbmw -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        No thread on it?
        I just put one up on your motorcycle section!Click here to enlarge
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        Race comparisons in the wet make baby jesus bleed
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
        Race comparisons in the wet make baby jesus bleed
        Exactly.
      1. Josh1a1h's Avatar
        Josh1a1h -
        When is it ever dry here?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Josh1a1h Click here to enlarge
        When is it ever dry here?
        Exactly.