Home / Auto News / News article: Ariel Atom 3.5 Gets Stiffer Chassis, Better Track Balance - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Oct 10 2012, 1:32 PM

Ariel just announced the updated version of its already-insane sports car with lessons learned from its V8 and Mugen editions to further improve performance, calling it the Atom 3.5.

Those improvements include an updated, stiffer chassis with more torsional rigidity along with new engine mounts and dampers to improve balance on the track and improve its on-road ride. It also gets a new LCD dashboard display with gearshift lights.

Hardly a car you want to use every day, though, or really at all outside the track, the Atom is one of the world’s least practical cars. Regardless, Ariel is offering new levels of customization to buyers by allowing each to tailor the car to individual preference.

It’s naturally aspirated 2.0-liter Honda engine still makes 245 hp while the supercharged version increases by 10 hp to 310. That power increase comes courtesy of an improved air intake, new mapping and a new fuel system.

 

  • P75sl

    No more steering wheel?

  • Albio1524

    These cars are wee-todd-ed. Like seriously. Who buys this? If I want to go stupid-crazy-dumbass-fast I would just buy a Yamaha R1 and save the cash. Stew-pit.

  • Senior Chang

    HAH! Gaaayyyyyyy!

  • FordV8Supercar

    What are you talking about? The Atom is probably the best value sports car available in terms of acceleration, plus you don’t die when you crash above 10mph.

  • Fakeemail

     Except its faster 0-60 and around a track….