Ariel Atom 1996 on


April 16, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on January 7, 2019
Ariel Atom 2 300 (2004)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
155
0-30 mph
1.3
0-60 mph
2.9
0-100 mph
6.9
1/4 mile
11.5
BHP
300 @8200rpm
Torque lbft
191 @7600rpm
BHP per ton
657
MPG
25-30 (UK)
Engine capacity CC/CU
1998/122
Engine type
Straight 4
Aspiration
Supercharged
Valve Type/No
DOHC 16 Vtec
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
6
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
134.3
Width (in)
70.8
Height (in)
47
Kerb Weight (lbs)
1005
Additional Info: Uses the Honda Civic Type-R engine. Later version (Atom 3 300) makes more torque and max power is further down the rev range and has an improved chassis. Non supercharged version available with 220bhp (Atom 2) or 245bhp (Atom 3) and an earlier 1600cc has 111bhp. A limited run Ariel Atom 500 has also been added with a 500bhp 3.0 V8 and has a claimed 0-60 time of under 2.3 secs! and we can well believe it, as it set a time of just 1:15.1 on the Top Gear track. In 2014 a 3.5R with a 350 bhp Type-R engine was released and could get to 60 in 2.6 seconds. In 2019 the Ariel Atom 4 was released with a 320bhp Type -R engine, which is said to be good for 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and 100 mph in 6.8 seconds.

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