Car enthusiasts and speedsters, this piece of news is for you. Ariel has announced more details on its forthcoming beauty- the Atom 500. A limited-edition series, this two-seater promises to deliver 1000 horsepower per ton and has a 2.4-liter V8 from RS Performance. The peak output of 500 horsepower is achieved at an amazing 10,000 rpm. Peak torque is 300 pound-feet at 8,500 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed Sadev transmission with paddle shifters. The Atom 500 boasts of carbon fiber panels and carbon fiber aerofoils and features like Chromoly aerofoil wishbones, integrated function steering wheel, Alcon four-piston brake calipers, and Dymag magnesium wheels. A beauty, it is sure to stand out thanks to a unique color scheme that will adorn its chassis, wheels, and bodywork. Lightweight yet extremely sturdy, the Atom 500 is sure to blow you away.
Limited to just 25 units, the Atom 500 production will begin in Somerset at the new Ariel factory. No information is given about the price, but since its engine alone is worth over $200,000, this baby is definitely not coming cheap.