The Ariel Atom 500 was launched early last year with a 2.4 liter supercharged V8, and now, the Atom 500 gets a new 3.0 liter V8 motivator that is good for 500HP! The new engine is paired with a 6-speed sequential transmission, and that steering mounted paddle shifters are rumored to be offered as well.
The new engine that weighs less than 90 kilograms can help propel the Atom 500 to 100 km/h in under 2.5 seconds which is out of this world! To accommodate the new V8, Ariel has up-rated the suspension and offers the new Atom with lightweight magnesium alloys and more high-spec fittings.
Unfortunately, Ariel claims that only 25 units will ever produced and that production will begin sometime mid next year. The ‘crazy’ car maker has yet to reveal the official pricing, but expect to part with about £115,000.