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  Ariel Atom 3.5 R
2014 - date
Ariel Atom 3.5 R
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Metric   Imperial
Class Trackfocused
Body No Doors 2 Seat
Layout Mid Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Semi Auto
Number Built  
Type Conventional
Details Supercharged 4 cyl
122 in3 
Max Power
350 bhp @8400rpm 
Max Torque
243 lb/ft @61000rpm 
Power to Weight
684 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
475 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 175 bhp/litre 
Bore x Stroke
3.30 X 3.39 in 
Fuel Cons
Top Speed
155 mph 
0 - 30 mph
0 - 60 mph
2.6 sec 
0 - 100 mph
6.0 sec 
0 - 124 mph
0 - 186 mph
30 - 70 mph
Standing qtr Mile
60 - 0 mph
0 - 100 - 0 mph
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
134.3 in 
70.8 in 
47.0 in 
1146 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 7 X 15
7 X 15 
Tyres (F/R) 195/50 R15
195/50 R15 
Fuel Capacity
8.8 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £65000
Used Price £n/a - £n/a

Ariel's extraordinary new Atom 3.5R comes within a whisker of outperforming their limited edition (and twice as expensive) 500 V8.

Over 350bhp is extracted from Honda's 2 litre in-line 4 engine, courtesy of a supercharger, so performance is naturally epic. 0-60mph in around 2 and a half seconds, 0-100mph in just six through the six speed sequential gearbox. A Nurburgring lap in the low 7s is a definite possibility. A variety of customisation options for wheels, aerodynamics and suspension are available that can optimise the Atom for road or track use.

65000 is a fair chunk of money for a bare bones track day car. However, with the Atom, you are not only getting bonkers performance and handling, but also something that little bit different to the pack. A track day icon in the making.

Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
73% 73% 5% 5
Ranks 247 of 771 Ranks 285 of 771 Ranks 240 of 771 Ranks 309 of 771

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