Ariel Atom 4 Gets a Honda R Turbocharged Heart

by Shane McGlaun
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Ariel has announced an all-new version of the Atom called the Atom 4. This version of the track day beast is said to be all-new, but it keeps the style of the Atom of the past. The big new feature of the Atom 4 is the 320 bhp Honda Type R turbo engine.

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That turbo four and its 309 lb-ft. of torque will push the Atom 4 from 0-to-60 mph in a supercar-like 2.8 seconds and to 100 mph in just 6.8 seconds. Among its other improvements are a larger diameter tube chassis, revised suspension and steering, along with a new bigger brake and cooling system. Ariel promises new bodywork with significant aero improvements as well.

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The seats are all new along with revised ergonomics and more interior space. All new instrumentation and electronics are fitted, and the Atom 4 offers both traction control and launch control. Production will start late this year with deliveries kicking off in spring 2019. The Atom 4 will start at just £33,312 in the UK, which is about $44,000 USD – and yes, the car will be offered in the US as well!

 

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