"Our testers handed it an ultra rare 5 star score"
Verdict * * * * * Track slayer is unrivalled for built in quality and dynamic character Having played the renegade on the ultra-lightweight sports car scene for so long, the Ariel Atom has now become a key part of the establishment it once sort to disrupt. Such progression doesn’t happen by chance and this car is so typical of how cleverly its maker has developed it over the years to retain what makes it so special. In a visual sense the Atom remains an appealing car to anyone who likes the idea of being able to see their car working. It’s also so deliciously simple that it makes modern ideas of perceived quality and more meaningful built-in quality one and the same consideration. A turbocharged engine has boosted the car’s usability as well as its roll on performance with little entailed compromise, while Ariel’s other chassis and suspension tweaks have proven well worth making. The Atom retains so absorbing a dynamic character that it can be enormous fun on both road and track, when so many of its rivals simply can’t do both. Outstanding.