Ariel Motor Company has refined the Atom 3.5’s design in a new model, the Atom 3.5R, according to a May 7 post on TopGear.com.
The engine, carried over from the Atom 3.5, has been tuned to create 350 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque, a 40 hp increase over the 3.5’s 310 hp. The Ariel Atom 3.5R is also said to have a 0-60 mph time that is close to 2.5 seconds.
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As far as transmission goes, Ariel has added a new Sadev six-speed sequential gearbox. While some may miss the standard manual gearbox, this new transmission upshifts in less than 40 milliseconds and downshifts in less than 50 milliseconds, according to the Top Gear article.
Ariel will be offering the Atom 3.5R this summer with a base price of £54,000.