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The Ariel Motor Company have released the third generation of the Atom, called the Atom 3. Though this model is still as minimalist as previous iterations, there have been numerous detail changes culminating in the new car.

Visually the Atom 3 is immediately identifiable by new diagonal side rails in the chassis and the return to a twin outlet exhaust, but these are only the surface details that identify some of the changes to the Atom 3. Nearly every panel on the car has been slightly modified and there is a new simple deflector option to reduce pressure on the head when driving at speed. Inside, occupants benefit from a new lower seating position designed to improve comfort at speed and lower the center of gravity.

Beneath the surface, the Atom 3 sports a new chassis, which has increased overall width by 60mm, enhancing elbow room in the passenger compartment by 100mm. The track and overall width of the car remains the same. The latest version of Honda's 2-liter iVTEC Type R engine resides aft of the cockpit, while newly available Bilstein 10-way adjustable dampers improve the vehicle's dynamics on-road as well as on track.
http://www.cardesignnews.com/site/home/new_cars/display-item/store4/item90780/

Pics can be found on the link, but I keep getting error when I try to make them full size.

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Gas-n-Grease said:
competing with the Super 7 I see. I still would take the Caterham over the more modern looking Atom.
agreed, though I like the challenge of putting together my own 7... and perhaps for that reason alone.
 

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Nineball said:
agreed, though I like the challenge of putting together my own 7... and perhaps for that reason alone.
yeah, I've thought about getting my grubby hands on the westfield kit, but don't think I could fork over the dough right now.
 

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I can't afford it, but maybe that's good, cuz I'd probably kill myself.
 

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Arnt they using the same v8?
 

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Gas-n-Grease said:
competing with the Super 7 I see. I still would take the Caterham over the more modern looking Atom.
The original Atom competed with the Super 7 just fine.

The current Ariel Atom holds the 'official' fastest 0-60 time in the world. Wonder if this one will beat it, or if it wont be able to hook up at all at low speeds.

Maybe I'll buy one of these and keep it in my garage until I'm old enough that I want to die. Kind of like assisted suicide. If I don't crash and die, the adrenaline rush may give me a heart attack.
 

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CarterK said:
The original Atom competed with the Super 7 just fine.
never said that it didn't. what i meant was, since the 7 brought out their beast, Ariel followed and made their own to, once again, to compete with Caterham.
 
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