"The Atom has grown up: still blindingly quick, but with an added measure of civility"

There’s just always loads of oomph to exploit a chassis that has made a step change from former Atoms; less skittish, less wild, less inclined to fall into oversteer in the manner of, say, Caterhams or a Toyota GT86. This might sound daft, but on the road it also feels not unlike a 488 GTB in its handling stance: firmly pliant, evenly balanced, willing to turn, able to be straightened on the throttle, and resistant to roll. At a stroke, the Atom has become a car that rides and steers in a more sophisticated way than before.