Ariel Atom 500 V8


"Ariel announced in February 2008 its latest Atom variant, the Ariel Atom 500. It features a 500 horsepower 3.0 litre John Hartley designed V8 engine, carbon fibre body panels and aerofoils, chromoly aerofoil wishbones, integrated function steering wheel, Alcon four-piston brake calipers, and Dymag magnesium wheels. The engine weighs 90 kg (198 lb) and is coupled to a Sadev 6-speed sequential gearbox to cope with the increased power over the Honda unit. During the development process the RS performance engine was replaced by a unit prepared by Hartley Enterprises giving the final production version of the 550 kg (1,213 lb) car 900 bhp/tonne.
Ariel claims this variant will accelerate from 0-60 mph in "less than 2.3 seconds".
On 23 January 2011, the Atom 500 set the lap record around the Top Gear test track, with a time of 1:15.1, making it the fastest road-legal car to go around the track - a record that stood for just over two years, until the Pagani Huayra completed a lap in 1:13.8 on 27 January 2013."
  • Project CARS - Ariel Atom 500 V8 Race! @ Automotodrom Brno by ADRIANF1esp
  • Project CARS - Ariel Atom 500 V8 round Rouen-Les-Essarts by Boss1996Gaming
  • PROJECT CARS - Ariel Atom 500 V8 - Testing GTX 570 - Cinematic Gameplay by gusk8
  • Project Cars- Suzuka (ariel Atom 500 v8) by brunelesky32


  1. Love all the videos you posted! I just finished my own blog on this car. Gotta love any car that can go from 0-60mph in under 3 seconds!

  2. :)
    if i could buy this "toy" Jeanne ;)