Ariel Nomad Goes Off-Roading With Honda Power

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Mostly known for its blisteringly quick Ariel Atom, the British automaker is changing things up with its latest vehicle.

Called the Ariel Nomad, the new off-roader features a 2.4-liter four-cylinder iVTEC engine sourced from Honda, delivering 235 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels. The powerplant is mated to a six-speed transmission with a hydraulic clutch and a limited-slip differential. Weighing in at just 1,477 lbs, the Ariel Nomad is capable of going 0-60 mph in just 3.4 seconds. Built on a tubular steel frame, the Nomad sports rugged composite body panels that cover the waterproof two-seater cockpit. Inside is an LCD dashboard and programmable shift lights while exterior lighting includes Hella halogen headlights and LED indicators

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To help handle rough terrain, it has a fully adjustable wishbone suspension bolstered by long-travel Bilstein shocks and Eibach variable springs. As a result, the Ariel Nomad has up to 12 inches of ground clearance and a 71-degree approach and 82-degree departure angle. Braking comes courtesy of 9.4-inch disc brakes while wheel options range from 15- to 18-inch rollers paired to Yokohama tires.

The Ariel Nomad is priced at about $42,000 (£27,500) before taxes.

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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 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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