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Ariel Atom

The Ariel Atom is a very fast car, a very cool car made by the Ariel Motor Company based in Somerset, England. The car does 0-60 in 2.7 seconds. As you can see by Jeremy Clarkson's face...it generates a cool bit of power from this little car. The car itself is also manufactured under license in the United States, originally by Brammo Motorsports, currently by TMI AutoTech Inc.


  • 0-60 mph : 2.7 seconds (manufacturer's claim)
  • Top Speed: 140 mph, 225 km/h (155 mph, 249 km/h supercharged)
  • Power: 245 bhp (183 kW/248 PS) @ 8200 rpm (300 bhp supercharged)
  • Torque: 210 N·m (150 ft·lbf) @ 6100 rpm
  • Weight: 456 kg (1,005 lb)
  • Transmission: Honda six-speed with reverse
  • Price: £20,000/£29,000 supercharged (cost in the US is over $65,000)
  • Engine: 2.0L Honda K20Z, 4 Cylinder, i-VTEC
  • Manufacturer: Ariel Motor Company Ltd
  • Length: 3,410 mm (134 in)
  • Width: 1,798 mm (70.8 in) / 1,828 mm (72.0 in) with 225 Tyres
  • Height: 1,195 mm (47.0 in)
  • Track: 1,600 mm (63 in) front and rear
  • Wheelbase: 2,345 mm (92.3 in)
  • Designer: Nik Smart

Recently, Ariel has announced intentions to build a new version of the Atom, the Atom 500 V8. This version will feature a dua.4L supercharged V8 engine putting out at least 500 bhp (373 kW/507 PS), coupled with a six-speed sequential gearbox. The Atom 500 V8 is scheduled to be released during 2008. No pricing information is currently available.

Ariel Atom Video - Jeremy Clarkson (Top Gear) at the wheel

Ariel Atom video review by Inside Lane

Ariel Atom Video on Discover Channel

Ariel Atom Links

  • Ariel Motor Company website
  • Ariel Atom North America website
  • Ariel Motor Spanish dealer website
  • Ariel Atom Owner's Club website
  • Official site of Ariel Atom Norwegian dealer


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