"It's a totally absorbing machine"
The Ariel Atom has succeeded where so many of its ilk have fallen short. Beating the truly great and considerably more usable Mclaren 600LT Spider into second place by a clear margin, this West Country marvel simply stunned us all. Some were visibly stuck for words to describe it; others on reflection settled for “exhilarating”, “visceral”, “absorbing” and “raw”. Nobody awarded it fewer than 22 points for its showing on the track, and nobody placed it outside of their top three overall. Incredible.