This is maybe the craziest car on sale today on which you can actually put license plates. The Ariel Atom 500 V8 weighs 1200 pounds and has 500 hp from a V8 engine mounted directly behind the driver. The car is basically a Go-Kart with a spoiler, some place for two people, no trunk, no body panels, and no fenders. Just a naked chassis, a screaming V8 behind you with 500 angry horses, a seven-speed sequential gearbox, and four tires (via Arielna).
If this description doesn’t scare you, the performance will. The Ariel Atom 500 V8 is capable of jumping to 60 mph in 2.3 seconds and beating the Bugatti Veyron, which was the world’s fastest-accelerating passenger car at one point. We can only imagine how it feels being catapulted to 60 mph in 2.3 seconds in a vehicle that has no body or roof with the engine just inches away from your head. It must be fantastic, yet deadly.