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Rottweiler Loves Driving In An Ariel Atom As Much As Its Owner

Jim Kem April 22, 2015 23:03

We can only assume that life is pretty good when you’re a car enthusiast who owns an Ariel Atom. It might not have the largest boot space - or a boot at all - but that isn’t stopping one man who is happy to use it to run though a typical Saturday/Sunday routine. 

Let’s face it, practicality matters – even if we don’t think about it immediately. It’s a common belief that what you drive is determined by who or what you have to take with along you. Maybe its groceries, your family, your friends, or your dog. That’s why the dream of owning a tarmac shredding two-seater sports car remains in the distance for so many of us who have to have just one car to do it all.

But this man isn’t letting the sound logic of practicality get the way of his weekend lifestyle. He wants to get dog food at the local pet supply and maybe go for a little drive afterward – so in this video he does just that. Straps himself and his Rottweiler named Bronx down into the Ariel Atom and drives off. That's right. They breeze down the highway, both occupants (man and man's best friend) as calm as can be until he pulls over to park by some stores.

With the shopping over, he and Bronx drive (though slowly by Ariel Atom standards) down to the waterfront – judging by the skyline, this could be Vancouver or Seattle – for a game of fetch. Then it’s a cruise down the highway back home.

Honestly, we’re a little envious of this guy. He (and his dog) are living the petrolhead’s dream.

Some of you might know what an Ariel Atom is. But, just in case its a little hazy, here’s a quick rundown: it’s an open-wheel sports car that’s capable of acceleration and manoeuvrability unlike any other thanks to its supercharged Honda V-TEC engine that produces 300hp and the lack of body panels to weigh it down that power. With the Atom, its all about a philosophy of reduced essence. All it needs is just 2.9 seconds to reach 100 km/h from a standstill. All this along with its open wheel design and exposed tubular chassis enables an thrilling racing-like driving experience.

This video is produced by eGarage and unabashedly endorsed by GoPro.  

About Jim Kem

"So if I push my leg down on this lever-thing, I'll somehow go faster? Woah.". I was 10 years old, and hooked. I spent a lot of my youth sketching cars and perfecting my monthly dream garage within a daydream - occasionally interjected with a chase scene, obviously. Cars move me. Things I can't get enough of: Porsches and torque.


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