Ariel announce the latest version of the Atom Ė the Ariel Atom 500, powered by a small V8 engine.† With over 500bhp in a 500kilo package the Atom 500 will boast one of the highest power to weight ratios ever for a production car, ever.† At over 1000bhp per tonne the Atom 500 will be the ultimate statement in performance and is destined to be made in a limited edition... Red Line Oil dealer SWR Motorsport are the UK agent for Sadev gearboxes and will help test the unit with our famous Heavy Shockproof gearoil.†
The V8 powered Atom is the first of some exciting developments from Ariel due to be released though 2008 and builds on the growing reputation that the company has for putting the passion back into driving and producing cars that are fun to drive as well as fast both on and off the track. The 500 started life as a one off special project with RS Developments in 2007 and features the Russell Savory designed 2.4 litre V8 engine coupled to a 6 speed sequential Sadev gearbox. †Developing over 500bhp at 10,000rpm the supercharged engine features all alloy construction, 5 valves per cylinder and a dry sump.† The gearbox will have flatshift capability, a paddle gearchange with manual override as well as launch and traction controls.
The Atom 500 will be produced in Somerset at the new Ariel factory with the first car available from Spring this year.† Prices have not yet been finalised but Arielís commitment to performance for value will ensure that the Atom 500 is competitive in cost as well as performance.With the standard Atom 300 already achieving sub 3 second times to 60mph and sub 7 second times to 100mph, the 500 will take this one stage further with record breaking †production car possibilities.
For further details please contact Simon Saunders
Tel: 01460 78817† Fax:01460 72935