Atom V8 to cost more than $200,000
Minimax: Ariel’s incredible Atom 500 is designed for minimal weight and maximum performance.
BRITISH sportscar specialist Ariel’s next model promises to be the fastest-accelerating production car in the world – and will cost more than three times as much as the iconic Atom 300. Ariel’s website last week revealed that the V8-engined Atom 500 would cost “at least £100,000” ($A203,000) and be released “shortly”, but that production will be limited to just 25 units. Power will come from a normally-aspirated 3.0-litre V8 engine developing 500 brake horsepower (373kW), enabling the Atom 500 to race from rest to 100km/h in about 2.5 seconds. ...continued