If there's one car that wasn't designed with English summer rain in mind, it's the 350 horsepower Ariel Atom 3.5R. Then again, if you happen to have one on a rainy day, what can you do?
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...
The Ariel Atom is a continuously evolving product, and following the V8 and the Mugen versions is this, the limited-edition Atom 3.5R with more power, an improved chassis and a sequential paddle-shift gearbox that can change gears faster than physics would suggest.