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Salon Prive: Atomik 500 UK Debut

Fri, 28 May 2010

The Atomik 500 - an electric City Car with supercar performance

You wouldn’t┬ánecessarily┬áthink that a Fiat 500 based car would be the sort of thing that would turn up at Salon Prive, much less have its UK debut. But the Atomik 500 is no ordinary Fiat 500 based car. It’s a bonkers electric car promising supercar performance in a city-sized car. Perfect Salon Prive material.

The Atomik 500 is a creation by Paris car tuners Atomik and features a pair of 84 kW electric motors – one on the front axle, one on the back – which are enough to propel the little Fiat to 60mph in under five seconds. More interestingly – particularly for use around town – there is a wall of torque from the off which should make the Atomik 500 enormous fun. Atomic claim a range of over 100 miles, but don’t bank on it if you use the performance. Or the Aircon. Or the lights. Or the…

The Atomik 500 is a fun addition to the 2010 event at Salon Prive, which already has stuff like the Lexus LFA, new Bentley Mulsanne, clasic Jaguars to celebrate Jaguar’s 75th anniversary and Aston martin with the Rapide. Plus the usual classic car stuff and a plethora of other supercars.

Every time we publish an article on Salon Prive it ends up sounding like an advert. But we love this sort of event where you can enjoy extraordinary cars in wonderful surroundings – like Pebble Beach or Villa D’Este too – and would recommend you give it a try if you’re in town between 21st and 23rd July.

Even if you don’t love the cars the grub’s more than passable – and there’s some great people watching opportunities.

By Cars UK