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  • 2019 Ariel Atom 4

    The Honda Civic Type R is a fast car. Now just imagine dropping its engine into a lightweight machine resembling a cage on wheels. Well, that's exactly what British firm Ariel has done for the fourth generation of its Atom roadster. Unveiled on Wednesday, the Atom 4 has been designed from the ground up with a new chassis, new body, new aerodynamic elements, and of course that new engine. “The Atom 4 is the biggest change to the [Atom] since we originally released it in 1999,” Ariel boss Simon Saunders said. “It really is an all-new car; in fact there are only three parts...

  • Jay Leno drives the Ariel Nomad Tactical
    Jay Leno goes Tactical with the 2017 Ariel Nomad

    When Britain's Ariel first showed off the Atom back in 2000, the automotive enthusiast world was blown back. This was a company taking the idea of focused engineering to a new level. The Atom is essentially a race car that can be registered for the road—legally. In 2015, Ariel did it again...

  • Ariel Hipercar
    Electric Ariel Hipercar arriving in 2019 with 1,196 horsepower

    If electric cars are the future, we're not all that sad if Ariel offers a glimpse of what can be achieved sans an internal-combustion engine. The small UK-based automaker has revealed the Ariel Hipercar, short for High Performance Carbon Reduction, and it's coming with some pretty astounding...

  • Ariel Atom Aero-P concept
    Ariel brings back the ‘fan car’ with Atom Aero-P concept

    Generating massive amounts of downforce without the added drag that most aerodynamic elements add to a car is the holy grail of designing fast track machines. One of the more out-there solutions is the addition of a fan that literally sucks air from below the car in order to create an area of low...

  • Ariel Nomad
    Ariel's wild, off road-ready Nomad finally available in U.S.

    You've always wanted an Ariel Atom, the ultra-light, no-frills track car... but you happen to live down a dirt road. Well, TMI AutoTech and Ariel have teamed up to bring you the Ariel Nomad, a more rugged (and even more insane) version of the Atom. Now officially available in the United States, the...

  • 1/18 scale Ariel Atom 500
    Scale model Ariel Atom 500 now available

    A scale model manufacturer has managed to do what many before have failed at: Creating a scale model of the V-8-powered Ariel Atom 500. Stretching 134 inches from head to toe, the life-size Ariel Atom isn't exactly a big car. And, as you might expect, the scale model version won't take up a lot of...

  • 2015 Rezvani Beast

    When we first heard about Californian startup Rezvani and its plans for a new track-focused sports car called the Beast, we didn’t have high hopes for the company considering its founder Ferris Rezvani’s links with two previous failed sports car projects: the Bulleta RF22 and Volarra GT. However, we’re glad to report that Rezvani has managed to put its Beast sports car into production and is currently offering it from $165,000. Rezvani was only founded in 2014 but as mentioned above its founder has been working on sports cars since before that date. His mission for his...

  • Ariel Nomad
    Ariel creates off-road Atom, calls it the Nomad

    The Ariel Atom remains one of the all-time great automobiles thanks to its no-nonsense approach to speed. It's a bare-bones racing machine that gives its driver exactly what he or she needs to be the fastest one on the track, and nothing more. Ariel expanded its madness to the two-wheeled world...

  • Ariel Atom 3S
    More Powerful Ariel Atom 3S Revealed: Video

    The distributor of the Ariel Atom in the U.S., TMI AutoTech, has a new, more powerful version of the stripped-out track car ready for order. It’s called the Atom 3S, and it's featured in prototype form in the video above. DON'T MISS: Meet Pagani's Chief Tester Davide Testi: Video Power in the...

  • Ariel Ace motorcycle
    Ariel Ace Motorcycle Is Just As Crazy As The Atom

    Picture the Ariel Atom in your head. Not difficult, is it? The car's skeletal structure is its defining feature, and that work of engineering art unsurprisingly finds its way onto the company's new motorcycle, the Ariel Ace. ALSO SEE: #GiveAShift: The 7 Best Manual Transmissions You Can Drive Like...

  • Ariel Atom police car
    Don't Try And Outrun This Ariel Atom Police Car

    It seems barely a month goes by without a police force in some part of the world unveiling an insanely fast police car. Usually, that honor falls to Dubai, or Abu Dhabi, but this month it's the turn of Avon and Somerset Constabulary in the picturesque south of England. Rather than conspicuous...

  • 2015 Rezvani Beast
    Rezvani Beast Debuts With Ariel Atom Lightness, Supercar Looks

    The Ariel Atom has long been an object of desire for track fiends, but its utterly minimalist nature can limit its appeal to the average passerby. The Rezvani Beast aims to change that, with dramatic exterior styling that bridges the gulf between track star and supercar. MUST SEE: 1,000-HP...

  • Motion Simulation's TL1

    The problem with a track day terror like the Ariel Atom is this: it may be fun to flog around the nearest road course. but it isn’t much fun to drive on public roads to and from the track, especially if the weather is less than ideal. Then there’s the issue of tires to think about: if you’ve got expensive, sticky and short-lived race rubber on your Atom, you won’t want to use it up on the street. That pretty much requires you to invest in a trailer and tow vehicle to haul your Atom to and from track days. Now Motion Simulation, via Autoblog, offers track day junkies...

  • 2011 Ariel Atom Mugen limited edition
    Ariel Celebrates Atom 10th Anniversary With Mugen Special Edition

    It’s hard to believe that the Ariel Atom has been around for 10 years, but it has, and in honor of reaching that milestone Ariel has partnered with Mugen to develop a special edition of its stripped-out roadster. Only 10 of the new roadsters will be built, each powered by an uprated version...

  • Ariel Atom 3
    V-8 Powered Ariel Atom Nears Production

    You have to hand to the Brits. Only they could build a lightweight roadster like the Ariel Atom, shoehorn a thumping V-8 engine into its fully open chassis, and then call it road legal. That’s exactly what British sports car manufacturer Ariel plans to do, revealing that its V-8 powered roadster...

  • Ariel Atom 3
    New Ariel Atom 3 Starts From $49,980

    For the track-day junkie or even just the no-frills driving enthusiast, the Ariel Atom is in many ways the ultimate car. The purity of the driving experience is unsullied by fripperies such as a complete interior, a roof, or even a sheet metal body shell. And now it can be had for a mere $49,980...

  • The Wrightspeed X1 prototype
    Wrightspeed Cancels The X1 Electric Sports Car

    Detroit's carmakers aren't the only ones that need some help in the down market. Smaller manufacturers, especially startup and mid-sized electric vehicle companies, are in tight spots as well. Tesla is in need of a cash infusion to build its Model S sedan, and now Wrightspeed, the company behind...

  • Ariel adds a windscreen to the Atom
    Ariel Adds A Windscreen To The Atom

    The skeleton-framed two-seat open-top rocket ship that is the Ariel Atom has gained notoriety not just for its commanding performance and unique styling, but also for it's face-stretching capabilities. Outfitted with no wind-deflecting device whatsoever, the Ariel Atom is best driven at high speed...

  • Ariel launches new Atom 3

    The Ariel Atom is essentially a highly-strung engine bolted to a metal frame with a pair of seats and four wheels attached. There’s no roof, windows or significant safety features but what you get in return is an amazing power-to-weight ratio and an acceleration time for the 0-60mph of just three seconds. The Atom has proved so popular that the Ariel Motor Company has launched a third generation model, appropriately dubbed the Atom 3. Changes to the new model are minimal and consist of diagonal side rails in the chassis and a twin exhaust outlet up back. Most of the roadster’s...

  • Wrightspeed X1 - the electric Ariel Atom
    Wrightspeed X1: The Electric Ariel Atom

    We've come across news of the Wrightspeed X1, essentially a fully electric Ariel Atom that can put most supercars to shame. The lightweight roadster uses a 3-phase AC induction motor with 236hp. One of our favorite characteristics of electric cars is that they have 100% torque (182 ft. lbs)...

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