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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 1870 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 spoke tension hubs Lightweight all steel construction

1870

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