The Ariel Atom is a road legal high performance sports car made by the Ariel Motor Company based in Crewkerne, Somerset, England, and under license in North America by TMI Autotech, Inc. at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia.
source/image: Doug DeMuro
The Ariel Atom is an insane, street-legal go-kart and today I’m driving it on the street. First I’m giving you a tour of the Atom, then I’m going to take it out on the road and review the Ariel Atom. Watch the video from Doug DeMuro for more info:
There have been eight Ariel Atom generations to date: Ariel Atom, Ariel Atom 2, Ariel Atom 3, this particular one is Ariel Atom 3. Power for the Ariel Atom 3 comes from a Honda 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that is equiped with a close-ratio six-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential.
The four-cylinder produces 230 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque.The Atom 3 retains the inboard, pushrod operated damper system, but with changes to bellcranks and dampers.