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Ariel is opening a new chapter in Atom’s history. The British manufacturer will see the introduction of a new Atom 3.5, equipped with a chassis derived from the V8 and the Mugen versions.
The engineers also developed new dampers, updated engine mounts and a stiffer suspension.
 
The improvements will allow Atom 3.5 to be more comfortable on the road and more capable on the circuit.
“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”, said Simon Saunders, Ariel director.
 
The car uses Honda’s normally aspirated 2.0 liter i-VTEC, capable of 245 hp in the standard version. The supercharged option will get 10 hp more, reaching a total of 310 hp thanks to a modified intake fuel system and ECU.
 
Ariel Atom 3.5 will include a restyled bonnet, twin projector headlamps and LED turn, stop and tail lights, a new digital LCD dashboard display with gear-shift lights and a data logger that can be added to the driver’s display to show lap times and G force.

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  1. 2006 Ariel Atom 2

    Engine: Inline-4, Power: 182.7 kw / 245 bhp @ 5600 rpm, Torque: 291.5 nm / 215 ft lbs @ 4400 rpm
  2. 2000 Ariel Atom

    Engine: 4 Cyl, Power: 93.2 kw / 125 bhp @ 5500 rpm, Torque: 165.41 nm / 122 ft lbs @ 3000 rpm
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    Engine: V8, Power: 315 hp @ 6000 rpm, Torque: 325 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm
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