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2011 Ariel Atom V8

By luanpa in | September 17, 2010 | Comments Off on 2011 Ariel Atom V8

After three years of development the latest version of the iconic Ariel Atom is released. Which is named Ariel Atom V8. It will go on sale next year with priced at £150,000 ($231,500 / €182,750)d.

Race specification components are specified throughout the Ariel Atom V8 and reflect the extraordinary levels of performance that the car offers. With over 500bhp available the Atom V8 has a power to weight ratio in excess of 900bhp per tonne. (Ferrari Enzo 434bhp per tonne, Bugatti Veyron 530bhp per tonne, GP2 single seater 850bhp per tonne). Race car acceleration and up to 200mph for this ultimate Atom set a new level in trackday cars.Couple this with full road registration and the Atom V8 truly is a ‘race car with number plates’.

Centre of the Atom V8 is the lightweight 3 litre normally aspirated engine built for Ariel in the USA. Flat plane crank, forged pistons, chain driven double overhead cam with 4 valves per cylinder and revving to 10,500 rpm, the all alloy and aluminium engine has race car specification throughout. Dry sump lubrication, 8 throttle bodies with sequential fuel injection and ceramic coated stainless exhaust are all part of the standard specification and, due to the compact nature of the engine, the installation fits perfectly in to the Atom engine bay.

Drive is through a Sadev 6 speed sequential race gearbox with adjustable limited slip differential and gearsets to suit individual customer choice. Gearchange is via a paddle airshift system which makes up-changes in 40 milliseconds and down-changes in 50 milliseconds with the capability of 5 downshifts in less than a second.

The unique bronze welded Atom chassis has additional structural braces in the engine compartment and every V8 chassis will be finished in a special gold powder coat special to the limited edition of 25 cars.

‘Our aim is to put the passion back in to driving and our motto at Ariel is Serious Fun.’ said Simon Saunders, ‘The Atom V8 is one more step to keeping that passion alive and is about as serious as fun gets!’

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