It appears that a police force in England has made a rather preemptive strike against speeding: The latest addition to their fleet is an Ariel Atom. That is correct, an Ariel Atom cop car. Game over.
Avon and Somerset Constabulary police force now have an Ariel Atom 3.5R.
It is not necessarily news when a police force adds a supercar to the fleet…until it is a Bugatti Veyron or a frickin Ariel Atom 3.5R. The burning question, why, is easy to answer in this instance. The Ariel Atom is built in the Avon and Somerset Constabulary area, making the hypercar a perhaps peace offering? Why else would they supply the local law enforcement with something that would have little trouble overtaking a superbike?