Ariel Atom V8

02Mar08

Ariel Atom V8

Ariel Atom V8

The Atom V8 weighs only 1,102 pounds and it has 500 hp screaming heart beating 10,000 times each minute. The result is the highest power-to-weight ratio of any production car to date.

The engine is a 2.4-liter V8 equipped with five valves per cylinder, a dry sump. Sadely the supercharger isn’t available in the U.S. The six-speed sequential Sadev gearbox delivers the power quickly to the rear wheels. So quick the Ariel Atom 500 will hit 60 in under three seconds, and passes 100 mph in less than seven seconds.

At each corner, Alcon four-pot brakes nestle within Dymag carbon fiber wheels. The exterior of the Ariel Atom V8 is enhanced with carbon fiber wheel arches, underbody, rear wing and F1-style nose.

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