Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Latest Ariel pic

This 2004 Atom 2.0 300 supercharged, looks more like an alien war destroyer, than all the others

Ariel price list

Want to know what is the cheapest and most expensive Ariel Atoms, this will tell you.

Ariel atom 1, 16,996

Ariel atom 2 190, 24,000

Ariel atom 2 275, 29,287

Ariel atom 3 245, 29,954

Ariel atom 2 2.0 300 supercharged, 34,500

Ariel atom 3 supercharged, 42,000

Above the most expensive atom ( 3 supercharged ) and the cheapest ( 1 )

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Latest Ariel pic

This Atom 1 is the simplest, and also the most pretty, this is undiluted, proper atom.


This is one of the cheapest atoms for sale, on sale at for 27,000, the model for sale is the mid-range 2005 Atom 245 , it has 14,000 miles on the clock, it has had 2 owners, it has had a full service history- always at Ariel, of corse this being an Atom, it won't have many toys, but it does have the Atom 3 upgrade pack
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Ariel car review

So, does this new, entry level atom, cut the mustard, Autocar's chris Chilton finds out

Any engine builder will tell you that the chasm between what the punter thinks he wants and what he actually needs is wider than the panel gaps on executive editor Richard Bremner’s Allegro.
It’s all too easy to be seduced by some headline-grabbing power figures only to find that the all-singing lump you’ll be paying off for the next five years has a power band smaller than a gnat’s G-string and is all but undriveable on the street.
That same rationale, it would seem, applies equally to track day cars. Ariel’s MD Simon Saunders discovered that most Atom customers were sure they wanted a full-daddy-spec 220bhp car – until they drove one, that is, and found they’d bitten off a bit more than they could chew. Plugging Saunders’ newly discovered hole in the Ariel line-up is the 160, an Atom with the wick turned down.
In place of the Japanese-spec Honda Civic Type-R engine fitted to the top Atoms, the 160 gets the milder 158bhp 2.0-litre from the Civic Type-S. There are five forward gears too, instead of six, two- instead of four-pot brake callipers and non-adjustable Bilstein suspension.
Compensation comes in the shape of a £19,900 price, compared with £23,995 for the Atom 220, but there’s more to this cut-price car than a January-sale sticker price. Far from being the poor relation, it’s an absolute riot to drive with keen, feelsome steering and the sort of adjustability that really makes circuit driving fun. Though outright grip from the Bridgestone RE720 road tyres can’t match that of the 220’s sticky Dunlop Formula Rs, the 160 is far more predictable at the limit, meaning it’s far easier to hold in a satisfying drift.
And while it’s not quite as muscular as the 220 and runs into its rev limiter far earlier, 158bhp in a 505kg Meccano kit still equates to 313bhp per tonne, making for serious ground-covering ability on or off the track. It’s still happier on the track than the road, but you’re more likely to want to drive this one there and back, particularly if you’ve opted for the new removable polycarbonate side panels.

Monday, 28 June 2010