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  Ariel Atom 3 300
2008 - 2012
Ariel Atom 3 300
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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 @6100rpm 
Power to Weight
669 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
426 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 150 bhp/litre 
Compression  
Bore x Stroke
3.39 X 3.39 in 
Fuel Cons
 
Emissions  
Performance
Top Speed
150 mph 
0 - 30 mph
 
0 - 60 mph
2.8 sec 
0 - 100 mph
6.9 sec 
0 - 124 mph
 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
 
Standing qtr Mile
11.4sec @115mph 
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 15
6 X 15 
Tyres (F/R) 195/50 R15
195/50 R15 
Fuel Capacity
9.3 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £35000 - £40000
 
Profile

The Atom 3 has bought subtle changes to the trackday favourite. Ergonomically, you now sit more comfortably thanks to a restructure of the famous visible chassis frame. Under the bonnet, Honda have provided a new 4 cylinder from the Civic, albeit the same capacity and power as the previous powerplant. Performance is as expected - bonkers! 0-60mph in around 3 seconds and a 0-100mph-0 sprint faster than anything this side of a Veyron. The thrill is exhilarating but beware pushing too hard as the Atom can bite.

Probably not your first choice for the road but as a track day car there are few better.


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
73% 71% 8% 8
Ranks 271 of 771 Ranks 330 of 771 Ranks 161 of 771 Ranks 228 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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