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Ariel Atom 3 (300 PS) specs

Car type Open-wheeler
Curb weight 456-606 kg (1005-1336 lbs)
Power / weight 565 ps (557 bhp) / t
Introduced 2008
Origin country United Kingdom
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Performance

Top speed 249 kph (155 mph)
0 - 100 kph 2.7 s
0 - 60 mph 2.9 s
0 - 100 mph 6.4 s
0 - 130 mph 12.6 s
1/4 mile 11.2 s @ 125.0 mph
0 - 100 mph - 0 11.5 s
70 mph - 0 48 m (158 ft)
Lateral acceleration 1.12 g (11 m/s²)

More acceleration times

Ariel Atom 3 acceleration graph
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Piorun  6y ago

They created Ariel Atom 3.5R based on this model.
It will have 355 hp, lower weight and better suspension.


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BR2+  6y ago

Its actually not that bad, It can become dangerous if your not carefull, or going to fast, other then that its pretty fun, only downside is getting wet. My wife a few years ago was blasting one of these round a circuit, and it suddenly rained, I was in the drivers seat,(She wasn't wearing appropriate clothing for wet weather-_-) Fun car, but not a good car for the UK.


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Shaggy  6y ago

@ Fangio Man: It must be a nightmare to drive in the rain.


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Fangio Man  6y ago

300 horsepower in a 450 kg car must be beastly to drive while rain...



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tester  6y ago

someone add ariel atom 3.5 sc (310hp)


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CoolShirtGuy  7y ago

@Antflies
One piece of advice: wear a helmet at ALL times. Of course, that's a given in a car like this, which is meant purely for track use. But on the road, those front wheels have a tendency to fling road debris right back into your face, and the faster you're going, the faster the pebbles will come flying at you. Like a firing squad packing BB guns.


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Shaggy  7y ago

@ Antflies: I hope you have another more practical car if you consider trading in your Lotus Exige for an Ariel Atom, this car looks to be a pain in the butt to drive in the rain, no roof, no windshield. First time I saw a picture of an Atom, I asked myself, "Where's the rest of it?" It's as fast as heck, though, I'll bet it's a blast to drive on a nice day.


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Antflies  7y ago

I have a 2010 Exige and was considering swapping for an Atom 3 SC.

I hope it is a decision I don't regret.


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Anonymous2  7y ago

Wings make little difference as the adjustable angle is small. Otherwise you could end up killing the car and/or your self with to much adjustment. the car is after all still road legal!!! Looks good with the rear wind though...


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TomBoy  7y ago

A truly amazing machine, corner speed is so high and the acceleration; Bonkers. I say this as a rider of a 2011 Kawasaki ZZR1400. Mate took his Atom 3 (supercharged and upgraded)to the Isle of Man. What a drive! The world goes slower once you've experienced a supercharged Atom.


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DeDe  8y ago

Anybody for an educated guess at 0-200kph? :)

11,5 s


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J  8y ago

Anybody for an educated guess at 0-200kph? :)


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Ilene23Mclaughlin  8y ago

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loshmi  8y ago

Does somebody knows 0-250kph, or 0-150mph time?
Also, how much downforce give the optional front and rear spoiler on this car?


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Davy13682  9y ago

This or Caterham R500?

this obviously


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bob  10y ago

My favourite lightweight sport car in the world.


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Anonymous  10y ago

It is a street legal car. I've seen one on the street in Florida where a front plate isn't required.


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Anonymous  10y ago

I can't see where is the license plate on this car..Is it a legal street car?


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Yaspaa  10y ago

Atom ,it's lighter and more powerful.


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bob  11y ago

This or Caterham R500?


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bob  11y ago

Yes.


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Anonymous  11y ago

is that weight right?


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rbdett  12y ago

Went round the nurburgring in it for the first time ever as a passenger twice, drove round myself once, absolutely mind boggling through the bends. Mind you we were proper rookie drivers because everything was flying past us you have to no the racing line but it was the best experience i've ever had checkout the pictures one is of me posing next to the car outside the grand prix hotel in nurburgring the other one is of this guy i met in somerset his names Steve he is doing a lap in his ATOM 300 at SPA ..... WHAT A MOTOR .....


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CorvettesRule  12y ago

Wicked car! It probably set the Nurburgring record after all!


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Anonymous  12y ago

hell yeah haveyou seen an atom500 - itis awesome - http://www.topgear.com/content/news/stories/2662/


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CorvettesRule  12y ago

A version called the Atom 500 set a new Nurburgring record if my source is right. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nordschleife_fastest_lap_times


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Georg  12y ago

the Atom 3 is the current in production version... look at http://www.arielmotor.co.uk/ ..the Atom 3 is little bit wider to have space for larger guys and the latest version of the Civic Type R engine.. little bit wieder tires and many other smal modifications..


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Me of course  12y ago

Is there REALLY an Atom 3?