Ariel Atom 3 DetailsS

Front spring and shock.

Ariel Atom 3 DetailsS

The view of the footwell. Notice the exposed carbon fiber tub. The metal rod running into the center of the frame is the steering column. Mounted in the middle is a data logger: this car is Ariel’s demonstrator.

Ariel Atom 3 DetailsS

Mounted in the middle is a 2-liter 300 HP supercharged Honda K20Z engine, originally intended for the Japanese domestic market.

Ariel Atom 3 DetailsS

Closeup of the terminus of the steering column. You can see it move when the vehicle is in motion.

Ariel Atom 3 DetailsS

The view from the passenger seat. Passengers get their own windshieldlets, along with a glorious view of moving machinery in close proximity to their feet.

Ariel Atom 3 DetailsS

The adjustment ring on the Bilstein suspension. You can adjust the firmness on every wheel separately with these rings.

Ariel Atom 3 DetailsS

The tires installed for the trackday were these rather slick ones, with a minimal tread.

Ariel Atom 3 DetailsS

Of note is the instrument on the left, which approaches Honda-happy five digits.

Ariel Atom 3 DetailsS

Double unequal length wishbones suspend the car both in the front and in the rear.

Ariel Atom 3 DetailsS

Carbon fiber is everywhere. This is the surface of the mudguard above the front left wheel.

Ariel Atom 3 DetailsS

Detail of shock.

Ariel Atom 3 DetailsS

As befits a development car, you don’t need to search long for a serial port, used by the data logger installed between the seats.