Ariel it getting ready to launch a special edition version of the Ariel Atom 3, it will be called the Ariel Atom 3.5R and it will come with a cool price tag of £80,000 which is around $135,000 US Dollars at the current exchange rate.
The Ariel Atom 3.5R comes with a Honda Civic Type R engine like the previous model, although the supercharger has been uprated, and it now produces 350HP, the original Atom 3 had 300 HP.
“For the 3.5R we’re using a Sadev six-speed gearbox, not exactly the one we used for the Atom V8 but similar, with the same Geartronic control mechanism. We’ve just finished our track testing, and all indications are it’s very quick indeed. At a recent Donington test day we were passing everything down the straights and through corners, including slick-shod touring cars.”
The Ariel Atom 3.5 R will also come with uprated suspension, and it weighs in at just 1212 lbs, and has a 0 to 6 MPH time of just 2.6 second and a 0 to 100 MPH time of just 2 seconds.