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  Ariel Atom 500 V8
2010 - 2012
Ariel Atom 500 V8
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Ariel Atom 500 V8 Ariel Atom 500 V8 Ariel Atom 500 V8

Specification
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Trackfocused
Body No Doors 2 Seat
Convertible
Layout Mid Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Semi Auto
Number Built 25 
Engine
Type Conventional
Details V8
Capacity
183 in3 
Max Power
500 bhp @10500rpm 
Max Torque
268 lb/ft @7700rpm 
Power to Weight
923 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
495 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 167 bhp/litre 
Compression 12.8:1 
Bore x Stroke
3.31 X 2.67 in 
Fuel Cons
22 mpg 
Emissions  
Performance
Top Speed
170 mph 
0 - 30 mph
1.4 sec 
0 - 60 mph
2.4 sec 
0 - 100 mph
5.5 sec 
0 - 124 mph
9.0 sec 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
2.4 sec 
Standing qtr Mile
 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
 
Width
 
Height
 
Weight
1213 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 7 X 15
8 X 16 
Tyres (F/R) 205/50 R15
245/45 R16 
Fuel Capacity
 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £100000 - £100000
 
Profile

For the ultimate track day machine look no further than the extraordinary Ariel Atom V8.

The UK based track specialists have taken the already rapid Atom and turned it into a fire spitting monster. A 500bhp 3 litre V8 in a 550Kg body is going to be quick! The Atom sets a staggering world record 0-60mph sprint of just 2.4 seconds (since fractionally bettered by the Porsche 918 Spyder) and will hit 100mph in under 6 seconds.

The unique looks, shattering performance and truly awesome driving experience go some way to justifying the 500's hefty 150,000 price tag. Cheaper than a Caparo but still a lot more than an almost as fast Supercharged Atom or indeed a Radical or Ultima GTR. Perhaps the knowledge that the V8 is limited to a production run of just 25 is enough to swing it.


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
69% 71% 2% 5
Ranks 403 of 771 Ranks 342 of 771 Ranks 396 of 771 Ranks 331 of 771

Rivals
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Caparo T1

(2009 - 2016)


Ultima GTR 720

(2006 - 2015)


Radical SR8 LM

(2005 - 2012)
 

Variants
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Lineage
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Atom

(2000 - 2003)
  

Atom 2 300

(2004 - 2008)
  

Atom 500 V8

(2010 - 2012)

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