Ariel Atom Getting Titanium Chassis

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The Ariel Atom continues to evolve from its very simple beginnings to a car that can really dance with the best of them on the track. We've seen what the Brits can do when it comes to screaming engines, and now they've switched and are focusing on lightness again.
According to a report form Autocar magazine, Ariel is preparing a tubular titanium chassis that will weigh 40% less than the current steel one. The result will be an total weight saving of 8% which will be seen on a limited production version of the Atom.

The new frame was developed in partnership with Caged Laser Engineering. The project was partly founded by the Technology Strategy Board’s Niche Vehicle Program.

Expectations are high for Ariel to delver a bantamweight champion, but the technology might also be used on Ariel's first bike.
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