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    Ariel Atom Drag Races Snowmobile on Ice Runway

    Who would win in a drag race between an Ariel Atom and a powerful snowmobile on an ice runway?

    ACE Performance, the Northeast dealer of the Ariel Atom, partnered with Woody’s Traction to bring you this showdown. We took the Ariel Atom, a track proven high performance supercar, out of its element, equipped it with Woody’s Grip-It Twist Screws, and matched it against a Polaris 800 Rush Pro-S snowmobile. This unique contest called for a unique location, so we headed to the ice runway in Alton Bay, NH, the only FAA approved airport on ice in the contiguous United States. In between planes landing and taking off, we brought the Ariel Atom and snowmobile onto the ice runway and raced, reaching speeds of over 100mph.

    Who won? You’ll have to see for yourself.

    The Competitors:

    2014 Spec:Race Ariel Atom
    Engine: Honda K24 i-VTECH naturally aspirated 2.4L
    Horsepower: 230 hp
    Weight: 1,315 lbs
    Power-to-weight ratio = 0.175 hp per lb

    2015 Polaris 800 Rush Pro-S
    Engine: Polaris Liberty 795cc twin cylinder 2-stroke
    Horsepower: 160hp
    Weight: 431 lbs
    Power-to-weight ratio = 0.371 hp per lb

    The Team:

    Ace Performance:
    Woody’s Traction:
    HK Powersports:
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  • Ariel Atom Vs. Snowmobile: Video