Ariel’s latest high power-to-weight ratio track day plaything has an all new chassis, and upgraded brakes, cooling, suspension, and steering. It now packs a Honda Type R engine that makes 320 bhp and 309 lb-ft. of torque, for a 0-to-60 time of 2.8s and 0-to-100 in 6.8s.
Ariel lovingly calls the Nomad the Atom’s mucky brother. This off-road speedster reaches 0 to 60mph in 3.4s and has a 235bhp 4-cylinder Honda engine, a bronze and aluminum chassis and a polyethylene and carbon fiber composite body.
The new Atom 3S has a turbocharged 2.4L Honda engine gets up to 365hp, allowing it to go from 0 to 60mph in just 2.8s. Adjustable 5-stage traction control and dampers will help keep you from flying off the face of the Earth.
Ariel is known for its Atom track day car. But Ariel’s namesake made motorcycles. Now, the new Ariel is making bespoke bikes with a 1237cc Honda engine, capable of going 0-to-60 in 3.4secs, with a 165mph top speed.
At just 1,212lb., the Ariel Atom 3.5R is terrifyingly light, what with its supercharged 2L Honda Type-R engine now producing up to 350hp and 253lb.ft. of torque. It goes from 0 to 60mph in just 2.5s and will reach 100mph in 6s.
This crazy-fast ride still has the 2.0L 245 hp engine found in the Atom 3 but there’s now a supercharged variant with 310hp. It has projector headlamps, LED signals, a stiffer chassis and improved suspension.