With a 320-hp engine and considerable modifications throughout the vehicle, anyone can reach 60 miles per hour (96.5 km/h) in 2.8 seconds for about $53,000. The Ariel Atom boasts its wildly fast lap times, incredible acceleration, overgrown go-kart style, and its striking curved trellis framework.
The best thing about it is the manner it reveals many hypercars up on what they really are: enormously steeply-priced garage jewelry for wealthy people. Admiring possessions that are rarely valued, because if you ride them rigorously or far they stop producing cash and begin requiring a lot of cash.
As we mentioned a few years ago, the Ariel is a genuine people’s champ that regularly trots out on the racetrack while being reasonably priced. Should you need the fastest and best-handling real driver’s scalpel, choose an Atom.
It begins with the engine – the most recent Honda Type R. The 2.0-L 4-cylinder turbo gets a fully unneeded 10 horses over the current model to a maximum of 320 horsepower (239 kW). However the serious story here is torque, which at 420 Nm is frightening 75% jump up from the customarily aspirated Atom 3.5’s 229 Nm and will allow an even broader range of choices to try the adhesion of any specific road-legal tire you may slip on it.
It is kept in the latest bronze-welded frame, which keeps the well-known exoskeletal shape of earlier Atom frames but provides some 15 % additional torsional firmness along with enhanced leg room, interior space, and crash safety.