The Ariel Atom 4 will be available in Europe, with a power of 320 horses for a weight of 595 kg, at rather a fair price of 37 600 euros excluding taxes.
A new English sports car comes to us, but be warned, it does not offer the practicality of a sporty Mini, nor the luxury of an Aston Martin. Do not look for an oversized touch screen or an army of driving aids, since this car is even delivered without a windshield. Yet this strange machine is well and truly approved for European roads.
The Ariel Atom 4 cockpit is devoid of any unnecessary artifice in the piloting.
The Ariel Atom 4 is unlike any other vehicle in traffic, and could be mistaken for a small formula 1 breakaway from the circuit. The interior is stripped to the extreme, to the point of not noticing glovebox, central console, nor doors …
The small English manufacturer usually relies on Honda mechanics to power his machines, known for their proverbial reliability. The Atom 4 is no exception to the rule, and embeds the engine of the latest Honda Civic Type R, the fastest series of traction on the circuit Nürburgring. This Japanese group develops 320 horses for 420 Nm of torque, and must deal with the featherweight of the Atom which does not exceed 595 kg!
This machine can shoot down 0 to 100 km / h in less than three seconds.
The performances are stunning, with a 0 to 100 km / h shot in just 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 261 km / h. The driving pleasure should also be at the rendezvous since the Ariel Atom 4 will make you enjoy a transmission to the rear wheels, provided by a six-speed manual transmission.
We could expect a rate up to the performance of the vehicle, but proposed to £ 33,312 excluding taxes in England, about 37,600 euros home, the Ariel Atom 4 is not inaccessible.
The shortlist of options exists especially in the perspective of further increasing the capabilities of the craft. These include launch control, traction control, circuit exhaust, Ohlins shock absorbers, carbon wheels and 290 mm diameter brake discs pinched by quadruple caliper calipers.