I left from the Phi Psi house at Stanford, it was pretty hard to find reverse gear. No power steering, glad I went to the gym today.Took off down Mayfield. Oh shit. This car is dangerous fast. The roads are wet so I’m not too crazy. Accelerate from start at a few stop signs, smiling ear to ear. At the top of the faculty ghetto I turn around and nearly stall the car. “are you in 3rd gear?” yes I am! I put the car in first for the trip back and it’s even more RIDICULOUS than the first run. No doors, no windshield, no parking brake, no airbags, basically no body. Just tubes of steel with a Honda engine. That’s all it needs. In third gear it would blow you away, and in first gear it was downright scary. I need to build one of these.
Here’s the Top Gear video of the Ariel Atom.