What does it take to beat a BMW S1000RR? Well to start out you need a car with a price tag of $225,000. Next add an engine that is putting out 500HP and you have a good start. This car, an Ariel Atom V8, of course must be devoid of any creature comforts like a windshield; this option is being looked into. There you go, the basics needed to out run a BMW S1000RR. The BMW S1000RR cost $13,800 and it does come with a windshield.
The folks over at Top Gear felt that lining up these two vehicles would make for good press. The hosts of this show are Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. I am sure they provided some deep insight as how this wonderful well priced car did so well in out running the BMW S1000RR, Top gear is known for testing cars; key word here is CARS, to their limits and providing some wonderful banter to fill in the empty spots in the show.
In Top Gear’s mind these are equally matched vehicles, the specifications and power to weight ratio may be close but they are not the same. This is equivalent to saying Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond are close enough in height, so they have equal specifications. Top Gear is a great CAR show, so stick to what you know and discuss cars.
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