0-60 in 2.8 seconds and handling by BILSTEIN

The latest Ariel Atom utilises BILSTEIN MDS to tame insane acceleration.

It’s been 20 years since the original Ariel Atom. Now in its fourth iteration, the winning formula remains. Extremely lightweight and highly engaging to drive, the sensation is the same but this new Atom shares very little with those that came before it.

A move to a physically larger turbocharged Civic Type R 2.0 engine called for a chassis redesign, meaning this new Atom really is new. Because the Atom is slightly heavier than before, but with considerably more firepower, the suspension needed a complete redesign.

Adjustable BILSTEIN MDS dampers sit at all four corners of the car and deliver a tuneable driving experience. Balance front-to-rear and handling characteristics can be changed to suit the owners driving style and type of use.

Inside the cockpit the latest Atom features slightly more room to accommodate different sizes and body shapes but when your being propelled to 60mph in less than 3 seconds with the wind in your hair, that’s probably the last thing on your mind…