All-new Ariel Atom gets latest Type R engine

New Ariel Atom 4 a Type R-powered trackday weapon

Pricing details have only been disclosed for the United Kingdom market where the Ariel Atom 4 kicks off from £39,975 (approximately $53,000) or just about the same as the old supercharged Atom 3.5.

One of the most exciting changes is fitted behind the seats, where the Atom 4 employs the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine from the latest Honda Civic Type R.

What Is It?The Ariel Atom 3S is the latest, most comfortable, nearly civilized version of the revolutionary original Atom that took the enthusiast vehicle world by storm nearly 20 years ago. Despite the familiar aesthetic, the new model is "an entirely new auto from the ground-up". In fact, the British automaker claims that only the clutch pedal, brake pedal and fuel cap on the latest version of its track-focused sportscar, which will be officially launched at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, have been carried over to the new auto. Expect to see around 100 units produced every year alongside the Nomad and Ace. It will also be built under licence in the U.S., a vital market for the maker.

Ariel director Tom Siebert said the move helped answer the "enormous demand in [Europe] and elsewhere in the world".

Unveiled on Wednesday, the Atom 4 has been designed from the ground up with a new chassis, new body, new aerodynamic elements, and of course that new engine. Torsional stiffness has been increased by 15% compared with the previous-generation Atom 3.5, launched in 2013. That's great for exclusivity, but it could also mean that demand will outweigh supply.

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Honda's K20C engine delivers 320 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 310 pound-feet of torque at 3,000 rpm, an increase of 75 percent over the standard Atom 3.5 and 35 percent higher than the supercharged edition. Saunders called the deal "critical", adding: "Type R engines have proven themselves in Atoms over the years with dependable power and absolutely faultless reliability, even under race conditions".

There is a larger fuel tank than before, giving a road range of 300 miles.

The model sits on 16in front and 17in rear wheels. The wheels measure 16 inches in diameter in front and 17 inches in rear, shod in Avon ZZR performance tires. These are almost 50% lighter than alloy wheels.

The Ariel Atom 4 has been unveiled overnight, and will be certified for sale in Australia from 2019.

Ariel has done significant work to the body, with all-new panels improving aerodynamics. The Atom's familiar central roll hoop has been redeveloped and it's now nicely enclosed underneath the air intake bodywork.

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