Autocar took an Ariel Atom V8, BMW HP4 superbike and X-Games gold medalist Liam Doren's Citroën DS3 rallycross ride to an airstrip for a drag race. Sadly for all the drivers and for us, the clouds took to the sky and poured more and more rain on the track before the big race. It's still a fun theoretical battle. Show More Summary
Ariel Motor Copany, maker of the completely insane but utterly brilliant Atom track car, is looking to cut yet more weight from its already slender frame. In its current form, and with a Honda 183kW VTEC engine on board, the (very) basic Atom weights just 612kg. Show More Summary
Posted on 03.25.2013 18:00 by Simona The Ariel Atom is preparing to receive some big updates for the next generation. The company announced that the next-generation sports car will be built on a new, titanium chassis that will weighShow More Summary
Just last week, we heard reports that the KTM X-Bow would be getting a substantial power increase thanks to a new model using the excellent engine from the Audi TT-RS, but now its rival, the Ariel Atom, could be going in another direction for improved track performance. Show More Summary
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As far as road-going roofless track cars go, the KTM X-Bow is in a very exclusive class, kept company primarily by the Ariel Atom and the BAC Mono. While many of these are designed to be street legal, until now owners needed to use a helmet even when driving around town. KTM’s latest version of the X-Bow, the X-Bow GT, comes with a...
The BHP Project part two consists of taking 4 awesome track focused cars into Central London to see what they're like in an environment which is a little out of their comfort zone. The cars were a BAC Mono, KTM XBow, Ariel Atom and Caterham R300. Watch the video here: Which one would you like to drive?
Just how quick can a pit crew from the Ariel AtomCup swap out a set of tires? Quicker than the span of your standard stop light. One crew set out to prove just that by serving up a full changeover at a downtown London intersection. The...Show More Summary
Posted on 02.27.2013 20:00 by Simona On January 28th, 2013 a Pagani Huayra set a new Top Gear lap record with a lap time of 1:13.8. Impressive result for the new supercar, considering previous record was set by the Ariel Atom V8 with a lap time of 1:15.1. Show More Summary
No matter if it is a cheap and cheerful econobox or a shiny and pricey Ariel Atom V8, light cars can get a lot out of high-revving motorcycle engines. Engineering teams have been there since the earliest days of the automobile to mix...Show More Summary
This weekend we featured an story from guest contributor Max Prince about the "Coyote," the tire-murdering "battle axe" built from spare parts at Missouri tuner shop Nocturnal Motorsports. More »
Bits of rubber and gravel rocks are pelting me. The January cold is mercilessly whipping me from head to toe. Tears are streaming down my face. All of the sudden, that Top Gear episode where Clarkson has his face ripped off by an Ariel Atom is profoundly less funny. Show More Summary
Yes, bare-bones roadsters like the Ariel Atom and KTM X-Bow are nice, but we can't help but feel those machines are held back by their (quasi) street legal status. What we want is a carbon fiber track animal. Something like the Praga R1. Show More Summary
Any time you have to hand off the keys to a valued car, it can be a little nerve racking - and with some justification. Just check out this video, which serves as a cautionary tale of sorts. According to its YouTube description, theShow More Summary
We're getting closer and closer to being able to download cars. Case and point: this teeny tiny Ariel Atom V8, made in a 3D printer. More »
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. Hat Tip Link
It looks like a go-kart, accelerates and corners like a race car, and has enough manners to drive on the street...and it just got a little better. Ariel Motor Company revealed the Atom 3.5 this week, the latest iteration of its open-top, bare-chassis Atom sports car... Show More Summary
Ariel Motor Co. has announced a new version of its stripped-down Atom track star, the Atom 3.5. Following up on the existing Atom 3 model, both the numeration and the spec sheet call this out as an upgrade, rather than a totally newShow More Summary
When it comes to minimalist cars that deliver maximum driving pleasure, few are better known than the Ariel Atom. Beloved by Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson and distributed worldwide, the Ariel Atom is very much a modern interpretation of Colin Chapman’s philosophy behind the original Lotus Seven: add lightness. To that end, the Ariel Atom...
Ariel has revealed the Atom 3.5, that features a new chassis derived from the Atom V8 and Mugen versions. Other under the skin updates include new dampers and updated engine mounts. Ariel sais the new Atom 3.5 delivers amore comfortable on-road ride while on the track it will provide better traction and balance. Visual updates [...]