This car is perhaps the craziest car for sale today. The Ariel Atom 500 V8 weighs 1,200 pounds and produces 500 HP from a V8 engine sitting directly behind the driver. The car is basically a go-kart with a spoiler. It has a place for two people but has no trunk, body panels or fenders. It is just a naked chassis with a screaming V8 behind the driver. Those 500 angry horses want to run free in full power, thanks to its seven-speed sequential gearbox.
If this description doesn’t scare you, the performance will. The Ariel Atom 500 V8 can jump to 60 mph in 2.3 seconds, beating the Bugatti Veyron, which was the world’s fastest accelerating passenger car at some point. Imagine how it feels to be catapulted to 60 mph in 2.3 seconds in a car which has no body or roof and an engine just inches away from your head. It must be fantastic, yet frightening – and potentially deadly.