The Ariel Atom 3.5R's world premier will be at Goodwood during the Festival of Speed next month, but guess what! Somehow, the guys managed to find an empty bit of runway for an early test...
BTCC master Anthony Ried and the Atom 3.5R are similar in that they both work best with a crash helmet on. To demonstrate that, instead of the usual Hillclimb Course, they went to the Top Secret Goodwood High Speed Facility to make that supercharged Honda Type-R burn some rubber while it propels the car to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds.
As someone who drove a 'regular' Atom before, one thing I can tell you is that the hard acceleration will make you hit the rev-limiter in first gear, no matter what.
The latest evolution comes with 350 horsepower, a weight of 1,212 pounds and gear changes that take less than 40 milliseconds.
Nothing can touch this on a track day.