Ariel Atom 500 V8 Emerges

After three years of painstaking development, the iconic Atom V8 is finally here!  The latest edition to the Atom family is offering a power to weight ratio typically found in single-seat racecars and impeccable performance specs.  This is a track ready car, not likely to show up in a fleet of exotic rental cars, no matter how sporty!

Ariel Atom

Ariel Atom 500 V8 is fast

The new Ariel Atom 500 V8 is being described as the “Savile Row of the Automotive World”, thanks to the exclusive status and extreme detail given to this handmade supercar.  Only 25 examples of the Atom 500 V8 will be produced, making this a truly exclusive exotic car.  Each luxury car will be individually numbered and built to the standards of each client.

Ariel Atom 500 V8

Ariel Atom 500 V8


According to Simon Saunders, Director of Ariel,

‘There are things that can be done in low volume production that the big manufacturers can’t, won’t or daren’t do so we make a virtue of our size, our skills and the unique qualities that hand built production can bring to our cars.  The Atom V8 demonstrates this right down to selection of gear ratios for individual use.’

Ariel Atom 500 V8

In the power arena, the Atom V8 is a top performance sports car, pushing  out 500 horsepower (hence the name) with top speeds of around 200 miles per hour.  A Sadev 6-speed sequential racing gearbox is mated to the engine with adjustable limited slip differential and gearsets customized to the client’s desires.  Gear change is achieved via a paddle airshift system, which makes up-changes in 40 milliseconds and down-changes in 50 milliseconds with the capability of 5 downshifts in less than a second. 

For 25 lucky customers, who are passionate about fast cars and the driving experience, this will be the ultimate track day toy and with 20 cars pre-ordered the Limited Edition will quickly be sold out.




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