Home / Auto News / News article: Wimmer RS Ariel Atom Makes 340-HP, Hits 60 MPH in 2.8 Seconds - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Nov 29 2010, 8:46 PM

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Apparently to some, the stock performance of Ariel’s Atom 3 300 isn’t enough. Wimmer RS has decided to provide an answer to that market segment by enhancing the Atom’s performance to 340-hp and 280 ft-lbs of torque. Considering that this Atom rendition uses a turbocharged Honda powerplant, it isn’t hard to believe an extra 40-hp could be extracted from the already potent engine.

To get the extra 40-hp, Wimmer RS reflashes the ECU and installs an updated compressor, fuel pump conversion and sport exhaust system. And with the Ariel Atom already weighing in at a scant 1,034 lbs, we can’t even imagine the effect 40 additional horses has on such a lightweight machine. Wimmer RS claims their Airel Atom rendition hits 0-62 mph in merely 2.8 seconds.

Where do we sign up to drive one of these bad boys?

GALLERY: Wimmer RS Ariel Atom 3 300

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