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Ariel Atom

The Ariel Atom is not your average convertible. In fact, it’s not really a usable road car. It is best described as a road-legal racing car. It is stripped down to the minimum components and rather than using space age materials and computer technology to give it performance it relies on a high revving Honda V-tech engine and very little else. The resulting power to weight ratio along with excellent chassis and suspension design has given it a reputation for being something of a giant killer. Just hope it doesn’t rain as there are no roof, hood or body panels to speak of!

Ariel Atom Details

Production dates1996-current
Length3410 mm
Width inc. mirrors1798 mm
Height1195 mm
Wheelbase2345 mm
Fuel tank capacity42 litres
Warranty length1 years

Ariel Atom Specifications

Fuel typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine typeStraight 4
Engine size1998 cc
Power245@8200 bhp
Torque155@6100 lb.ft
Transmission type6-spd
Kerb Weight456 kg
UK Retail pricefrom £30,573
UK Insurance group50

Ariel Atom Performance

Max Speed (Auto)140 mph
0-60mph (Auto)- seconds
0-100kmph (Auto)2.7 seconds

Ariel Atom Economy and Emissions

EU Combined MPG (Auto)31.4 mpg
CO2 Emissions (Auto)190 g/km

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