Wimmer RS Ariel Atom Makes 340-HP, Hits 60 MPH in 2.8 Seconds

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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