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Ariel reveals the Atom 3.5

Small changes, but why mess with perfection?...

Ariel Motors has today revealed their revised bare bones sports car - the Atom 3.5. Definitely a revision instead of a facelift or new model, the Atom 3.5 receives a raft of changes and features previously only seen on the Mugen or V8 models.

There are new engine mounts and new dampers, which work in conjunction with an improved chassis to give a more compliant road ride and better balance on the track. There are also some detail changes which enhance the looks and usability of the Atom. These include a new LCD digital dash display incorporating gearshift change-up lights, a slightly restyled bonnet, new twin projector headlights and a set of LED indicator, brake and tail lights. A data logger is also available as an option which shows lap times, G-Force and other data on the new display.

The engines choices remain the 2.0 Honda VTEC engine with 245 bhp, or the same engine with a supercharger which is now up from 300 to 310 bhp.

Ariel now claim their options list is much longer too, enabling customers to customise their cars a lot more for their own needs. Simon Saunders, director of Ariel said: “Whether it’s a fast road car, the ultimate track-day weapon, a fun weekend car or a combination of all three, we can make a car that is personal and individual to that particular customer”.

Images courtesy of Ariel Motors

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About Tim Oldland

Contributing Editor - Long time petrolhead, automotive design engineer and journalist. Also Social Media Manager for the ecurie25 Group - www.ecurie25.com Tim has worked in the automotive sector for many years, but has been a fan of anything with 2 or 4... read more