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Wimmer Ariel Atom


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Here is a tuned version of the Ariel Atom 3 from the guys at Wimmer RS. You may already know that the company who makes the Ariel Atom is now offering a 500 hp V8 version, but to be honest, that is too much power for this lightweight car. So, Wimmer RS came to play with an upgrade package capable of squeezing an extra 40 hp out of the 4-cylinder Civic engine that produces 300 horsepower stock. Included in the kit is a new engine optimization software, compressor overhaul, fuel pump conversion, and a high performance exhaust system put together by Rennkat. Results are 340 hp and 282 Nm of torque from this Ariel Atom 3 that only weighs 469 kg. Driving this go-kart-like car is blast, and the track numbers prove it with a 0 to 100 km/h time of just 2.8 seconds.

The Wimmer RS Ariel Atom is capable of reaching 200 km/h in 7.1 seconds, which is faster than most exotics on the market today. Mercifully, the tuning firm did not add any luxury items to the interior, and plan to keep all the exposed mechanics in tact, to give the driver a feeling like no other. When driving an Ariel Atom, you feel like you’re part of the machine, and that is what makes these supercars such a sensation.

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A true fan of American classics, Greg adores everything coming from the golden age of automotive design, from the timeless elegance of the 1940s and '50s to the raw power of '60s and '70s muscle cars. He dreams of a world where those cars continue to grace the streets—even if it means embracing EV technology to preserve their iconic charm. After earning his degree from the University of Portsmouth, he left his job at GameStop to pursue his passion to become an automotive journalist. Learn more about Fancy Tuning's Editorial Process.

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