We have the opportunity to speak with numerous automotive enthusiasts on a daily basis; being car people….we love talking about cars and understanding what our clients have been up to prior to making the call to find out more information about the Atom. At some point in the conversation we end up discussing what Atom best suits their needs. We believe it to be very important to match the car with the desired end use.
So…what are the Atoms that are available?
1. Ariel Atom 3S – This is the latest version of the Atom that brings with it a 365HP Turbocharged Honda engine mated to a 6-speed transmission. Unique features of this vehicle are twin aero sidepods that house additional cooling radiators, 4-piston Alcon brake calipers, JRi adjustable dampers, as well as other options that make this car ready for your local track day or a twisty canyon road. The Atom 3S is brand new for 2015!
2. Ariel Atom 3 – This vehicle features a naturally aspirated 2.4L Honda engine with a 6-speed transmission. This car is at home at the track, autocross course, or your local car show. Standard features on this vehicle include a full glass windscreen, 4-piston Wilwood brakes, and a passenger footrest. Many different options are available to make this vehicle just the way you like it including both performance and aesthetic choices.
3. Spec:RaceAtom (SRA) – this is a track-day only car that provides many advantages for racers and track-day junkies alike. A fully welded safety roll structure combined with an aluminum racing seat, right side net, battery master switch, and hans specific 6-point harness make it ready to hit the track. A 10 race series is held at Virginia International Raceway for the Spec:RaceAtom cars for those after some close competition. 2015 will mark the 5th season for this series which is presented by Honda Racing/HPD. Drivers running within the SRA series at VIR come from a variety of motorsport backgrounds, however many have made the jump from high-speed HPDE events into the series with great results. Drivers also use their SRA cars for SCCA racing and/or track day events across the country. Reliability and low running costs are highlights of this very quick track car.
We hope this is helpful…..but still welcome you to call us to discuss the Atom. Give us a ring. 434.822.9130
Have a great weekend!