Ariel Atom

The Ariel Atom is a high-performance road-legal sports cars of the company Ariel Ltd, based in Somerset, England. The special thing about the car is that it, like the KTM X -Bow, has no body. The powerful motor and a very low curb weight of the car to help special performance that exceed partially self supercar brand Porsche, Ferrari, Nissan and Lamborghini.

Based on the Ariel Atom, the electric vehicle Wright Speed ​​X1 has been developed.



With a maximum acceleration of 0-60 miles / hour ( 95.5 km / h ) in 2.89 seconds, the 221 kW version of the atom lies after a test of the Sunday Times, the third most mass-produced sports car, behind the Bugatti Veyron (2.46 s ) and behind the Ultima GTR ( 2.6 s ). The 500 -hp version with a V8 engine made ​​by the manufacturer statement accelerate from 0-60 miles / hour in less than 2.3 seconds.

In a comparison of the British television show Top Gear BBC 2 of the Ariel Atom scored on a test track lap time of 1:19,5 minutes, just behind a Ferrari Enzo with 1:19 minutes, but still in front of a Porsche Carrera GT with 1 19.8 minutes.

The new variant with a 500 -hp V8 engine achieved on the test track, Top Gear lap time of 1:15,1 minutes, beating the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport ( 1:16,8 ) and the Gumpert Apollo ( 1:17, 1).


Due to its performance of the atom is represented in various racing games such as Forza Motorsport 5, Project Gotham Racing 2, 3 and 4, Project Cars ( Xbox or Xbox 360), Test Drive Unlimited 2, Need for Speed ​​Most Wanted 2 (2012 ) and DTM Race Driver 3 (PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 2).

USA under license

Since the end of 2005, the company Brammo Motorsports made ​​in the State of Oregon the Ariel Atom in license for the U.S. market. Brammo used for the Atom since 2006, the two-liter Ecotec engine developed by Opel from the house of General Motors. Brammo has delivered to the construction of the ATOM 3 production at TMI Autotech, TMI has taken over all rights and the supply of spare parts in America.