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2006 Ariel Atom

2006 Ariel Atom
2006 Ariel Atom Specifications
Chassis
Brakes F/R:n.a.
Tires F-R:195/50 R15
Driveline:Rear Wheel Drive
Engine
Type:Supercharged Inline-4
Displacement cu in (cc):122 (1998)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:300(224) / n.a.
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:n.a.
Redline at RPM:n.a.
Exterior
Length Width Height in:134.3 70.7 47.1
Weight lb (kg):1005 (456)
Performance
Acceleration 0-60 mph s:2.7
Top Speed mph (km/h):155 (250)
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):n.a.
Base Price: 2006 Ariel Atom - n.a. (last update: 12/20/2007)

A Minimal Sports Car with Race Bred Construction

Famous for innovative engineering, advanced design solutions and performance oriented vehicles, Ariel, founded in 1898, is one of the oldest names in British motoring history. From Brooklands race cars to the renowned motorcycles, Ariel represents a 100 year tradition of leading British automotive design. The Atom continues that tradition for the next century with one of the most exciting pieces of automotive design ever.

The Exposed tubular chassis puts the engineering on display. Form following function and engineering dictating aesthetics. Influenced by race cars, motorcycles and aircraft, the Atom was designed around driver and mechanical components - form following function and engineering dictating aesthetics - design with a purpose. With development from the ground up by Simon Saunders Automotive Design together with major suppliers Bilstein, Eibach, British Steel, Delphi, plus input from the country's leading engineers and journalists, the Ariel Atom has an absolutely unquestionable pedigree. Designed to the highest standard, including seat belt mounts, steering column safety, exhaust emissions and lighting.

Hand built in-house by Brammo Motorsports, every chassis has a guarantee of expertise that can only come from experience and a pride in producing only the highest quality product. Made from large diameter ERW and CDS steel tube, entirely welded by hand using MIG and TIG welding, then powder coated, each Atom chassis is just the beginning of an immediately visible attention and care to detail design and quality. The chassis is a work of art in itself.

Drivetrain

Introduced in 2004 on the Saturn ION Red Line, the Ecotec 2.0L SC (supercharged) also powers the 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged coupe. It is compact and lightweight, and its Eaton M62 supercharger adds 40 percent more power to the Ecotec 2.0L engine compared to a naturally aspirated version. The M62 supercharger utilizes a helical roots compressor and integral pressure control and produces a maximum of 12 psi of boost. The boosted intake flow exits into an all-new matched intake manifold with an integral air-to-liquid heat exchange intake charge cooler system.

Wheels

Brammo Motorsports, the official Atom distributor in the US, offers the highest quality racing wheels on the market today for use on the Atom. They offer two aluminum wheel styles in two color options from Team Dynamics Racing along with a magnesium wheel package from Dymag in the UK.

Racing

The US built Atom is designed exclusively for racing and open track days, and performs as a true racecar should. With extensive testing at the GM Proving Grounds along with suspension tuned by Koni and engines tuned by GM Performance, the Atom is built for speed on the track.

Brammo offers customers several options to configure their car anywhere from a fun trackday car to a hardcore racing weapon. Racing features include upgraded Alcon braking package, dry sump lubrication system, magnesium wheels, and carbon fiber front and rear wings.

Already approved for open lapping and NASA HPDE events, look for updates as Brammo attempts to get the Atom homologated for competitive racing events in the US.

Body

All Atom body panels are non-structural, hand-laminated composite panels of either fiberglass (standard) or carbon fiber (upgrade). Using Formula One laminating techniques, the Atom's composite panels are of world class quality and finish. These composite panels maintain the minimalist nature of the vehicle and provide a significant weight savings over conventional production body panels manufactured in steel or aluminum. For an even further weight savings (along with the aesthetic of the weave pattern!), customers have the option of upgrading to carbon fiber body panels. Weight reduction for a carbon body panel set is around 30% over the standard fiberglass panels.
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