- Year:2018 (18)
- Engine Size:2.0
- Fuel Type:Petrol
Used ARIEL ATOM in Leatherhead, Surrey
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The best one yet according to EVO magazine !!"As mad as ever"
This fantastic little sports roadster is the most radical of road cars made for track days but totally road legal and probably the closest experience to owning a every day racing car possible.This 2 owner example comes complete with a spare set of wheels and tyres upgraded wing mirrors and a car cover.The Atom is booked on a track day on the 9th of september so available to purchase after that date.Should you have any questions or wish to see the car please do give us a call or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Most of the chassis changes are things that Ariel learnt while building the wild Ariel Atom V8, with new suspension pick-up points and bracing around the engine all helping to make the chassis stiffer. The 3.5 also gets the carbon-surrounded digital dash from the V8, which looks very smart, and the nose panel has been subtly changed with a crease now running down the middle. The big one-piece seats have also been made a little stiffer.
Perhaps the most obvious update is the lights. Instead of the large, bug-eyed headlamps that used to sit back up towards the wing mirrors, the 3.5 gets two neat rows of three bulbs further down its nose. The supercharged Honda Civic Type R sourced 2-litre engine also gets a bit more power (up to 310bhp), but given the 3’s already eye-watering ability in that department, it seems like the most incidental of the upgrades. It contines to be mated to a convetional H-pattern six-speed manual gearbox.
What’s it like to drive?
The Atom’s handling has always taken a while to get used to, feeling fairly wild and intimidating to start with. It’s not intuitive like a Caterham 7. But stick with it and the Atom is much more driveable than you first imagine and once you learn to work with the Porsche 911-like weight distribution and be brave with the throttle, it’s incredibly rewarding.
A note about vehicle tax prices for vehicles registered after April 2017 with a list price of over £40,000 : You will have to pay an extra £310 a year in vehicle tax if you have a car or motorhome with an original 'list price' (the published price before any discounts) of more than £40,000 and was registered on or after the 1st April 2017. You only have to pay this rate for the first 5 years (from the second time the vehicle is taxed). For more information, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-tax-rate-tables