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Ariel Atom 3.5R specs

Car type Open-wheeler
Curb weight 550 kg (1213 lbs)
Power / weight 645 ps (636 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 598 Nm (441 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2013
Origin country United Kingdom
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Performance

Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)
0 - 60 mph 2.6 s

Powertrain

Engine type In-line 4 Supercharged
Displacement 2.0 l (122 ci / 1998 cc)
Power 355 ps (350 bhp / 261 kw) @ 8400 rpm
Torque 329 Nm (243 lb-ft) @ 6100 rpm
Power / liter 178 ps (175 hp)
Transmission 6 speed manual, 6 speed sequential
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

Laptimes

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saxy  5y ago

http://transmission.blogs.topgear.com/2015/02/27/video-olly-murs-an-ariel-atom-and-stig/

That's about 1:15.5 for a lap, while carrying an extra passenger. Without the passenger would be probably a new record


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Constantinos  5y ago

Well, with a v8 it will be much faster, what slowed the old v8 was its tyres! The kumho's are far better than the old r888's!!! This set up with the v8 will be the faster than the 3.5r I think! Much more economical the 3.5r though!!!


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saxy  5y ago

well, in this trim, it's probably faster around tracks than the old v8. it just kills every supercar alive.


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FastestLaps  5y ago

So they have dropped the exquisite V8 in place for a much cheaper and sensible forced induction 4.

Can't really blame them for that.


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bob  5y ago

although im sure it would be worth every penny if i could afford it! haha


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bob  5y ago

£100 000 when speced with the sequential box and atom V8 areo kit.

yikes


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BR2+  5y ago

Just stick a 6.0L V12 in it.

Plus i dont think 60k is cheap, Its cheap for being fast...But thats it. I think its overpriced for a toy.


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Hayes  5y ago

I prefer this to the 500 v8 because it is better built and should do similar laptimes despite the power disadvantage.


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saxy  5y ago

This destroys everything less than a hypercar... For relatively modest money.


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Shaggy  5y ago

That car looks to be a blast to drive.


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Piorun  5y ago

Im big fan of this Toy.
It is that fast, very "pure" machine. Its not that cheap but its not expensive if we consider that it offers so much more than even the most expensive supercars in term of feel, integration, lap times.


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bob  5y ago

0-100 kmh: 2.6 sec
0-100 mph: 6.0 sec