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  Ariel Atom 2 300
2004 - 2008
Ariel Atom 2 300
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Specification
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Trackfocused
Body No Doors 2 Seat
Convertible
Layout Mid Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Number Built  
Engine
Type Conventional
Details Supercharged 4 cyl
Capacity
122 in3 
Max Power
300 bhp @8200rpm 
Max Torque
191 lb/ft @7600rpm 
Power to Weight
669 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
426 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 150 bhp/litre 
Compression  
Bore x Stroke
 
Fuel Cons
 
Emissions  
Performance
Top Speed
150 mph 
0 - 30 mph
1.3 sec 
0 - 60 mph
2.8 sec 
0 - 100 mph
6.9 sec 
0 - 124 mph
 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
 
Standing qtr Mile
 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
10.8 sec 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
134.3 in 
Width
70.8 in 
Height
47.0 in 
Weight
1005 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 6 X 14
6 X 14 
Tyres (F/R) 185/60 R14
185/60 R14 
Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £25000 - £35000
 
Profile

Ariel have opted for Honda power in the new Atom 2, successor to the popular Atom. A whopping 300bhp is on offer from the supercharged Civic Type-R engine. This is enough to propel the featherweight Atom to a world record 1.3 seconds to 30mph, then onto 60mph in a McLaren equalling 3.2 seconds.

It's not all good news though. There's no doors, no roof and no windscreen! Plus the engine is mounted directly to the body frame so vibration is a problem and the brakes are disappointing considering the low body weight. However, the distinctive looks and rabid performance are more than enough to make up for the Ariel's shortcomings. Anyway, what other car can accelerate so fast for just 29k?


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
73% 71% 10% 10
Ranks 270 of 771 Ranks 329 of 771 Ranks 124 of 771 Ranks 179 of 771

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Variants
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Lineage
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Atom

(2000 - 2003)
  

Atom 2 300

(2004 - 2008)
  

Atom 3 300

(2008 - 2012)

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