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Is this the most amazing car of
the century

The Independent

From a 48″ wheel ‘penny farthing’ bicycle with the first and patented spoked wheel in 187 1 to the iconic vehicles of today, Ariel have always put design and innovation at the forefront of development. Synonymous with the history of the motor industry from the very first days of transport, Ariel now thrive as manufacturers of unique as well as the fastest and most interesting vehicles in the world. From bicycle to motorcycle, from quadricycle to sports car, Ariel remain unique. A 150 year old heritage with a truly 21st Century focus.

 

Ariel Ordinary

Two speed gears
48" front wheel
Patented tension spoke wheels and hubs
Lightweight steel construction

1871

Ariel Quadricycle

Dion 344cc engine
Watercooled head
2 seater 3 wheel single seat option
Elyptical springs pneumatic tyres

1900

Ariel Grand Prix Racer

2,325cc 4 cylinder engine
2 seater
1100 kilos

1908

Ariel Hillclimber

Simplex 3,000cc engine
60hp
4 seater aluminium body

1910

Ariel 5-6 Combination

Single cylinder engine
670cc 5-6 hp
3 speed gearbox

1916

Ariel Model E Super Sports

500cc Twin port engine
3 speed gearbox
Hand gearchange

1928

Ariel Red Hunter

500cc single cylinder
27bhp, 4 speed gearbox
Magneto ignition

1935

Ariel VCH

500cc Single cylinder
Magnesium crankcase
Burman 4 speed gearbox

1949

Ariel Square 4

1000cc 4 cylinder engine
Twin crankshafts, 42bhp
Anstey link rear suspenspension

1955

Ariel Arrow

250cc, 20 bhp 2 stroke twin cylinder engine
Pressed steel frame
Trailing link front forks

1963

Ariel Healey 4

1000cc 4 cylinder engine
Cradle frame, swing arm rear suspension
170kg

1973

Ariel Atom

Rover K Series engine
1800cc, 120 - 190bhp
5 speed gearbox

2000

Ariel Atom 2

Honda K20A engine
160 - 300bhp
6 speed gearbox

2003

Ariel Atom 3

Honda K20Z 2.0L Engine
245-300bhp Supercharged
Revised chassis and suspension

2007

Ariel V8

V8 3.0L or 3.2L
475bhp or 500bhp
0-60mph in 2.3 seconds

2010

Ariel Atom 3.5

Honda K20Z4 2.0L Engine
245 - 315bhp supercharged
Revised chassis and lighting

2013

Ariel Ace

Honda 1237cc V4
173bhp
6 speed or DCT transmission

2014

Ariel Nomad

2.4 K24 Honda 2.4L engine
235bhp
6 speed transmission

2015

Ariel Atom 4

2.0 K20C Honda 4 cylinder i-VTEC
320bhp
6 speed transmission

2018