The most powerful and most incredible little car created by Ariel so far is definitely the Atom 3.5R roadster – a masterpiece on four wheels that brings together lightness and performance in a compact and completely street-legal package. Benefiting from a power output of 350 horsepower, the latest Atom can perform a 0-60mph sprint in no more than 2.5 seconds, while a 0-100 mph sprint requires just a second more.
This highly efficient powertrain is based on a Honda Type R 2.0-liter engine, and since the vehicle weighs no more than 1,212 pounds, it is pretty obvious that this thing features a very impressive power-to-weight ratio. Featuring a price tag of $135,000, the Ariel Atom 3.5R roadster is definitely not a cheap car, but considering the fact that you’d be able to take it for a spin around your childhood neighborhood without any issues, the price is definitely justified.
Unfortunately, if you were planning to buy one of these vehicles in the USA, you’re out of luck, because this version of the Atom will not hit the US market anytime soon. Not all is lost though as Ariel stated that it would unveil a special American variant of the vehicle in the near future.