Limited Edition Ariel Atom Mugen Coming

The Ariel Atom is a big boy now. No, fortunately, the extreme trackday toy hasn’t grown in size. We are referring to the fact that the car is now 10 years old. Ariel has chosen to make it a special birthday present, announcing that it will create a limited edition Atom Mugen that will be brought to the world at the UK’s Autosport Show, which will be held in January next year.

The vehicle will use natural aspiration, aiming to offer a linear power delivery, an important assets for track enthusiasts. It will use the K20Z 2.0 liter engine from the Honda Civic Type R, which will be tweaked by Mugen to deliver 270 hp.

Here’s how the carmaker describes the Mugen-touched Atom: “standard specification will be focused at the track nature of the Atom and using the normally aspirated engine to its full potential.

Ariel will only build 10 units of the vehicle, with each example coming with a special livery, as well as a numbered plate signed by the Ariel and Mugen specialist that brought it to life.

The carmaker choose to keep the vehicle’s details hidden, saying that the full specs will be announced when the car is launched.

"We found that both ourselves and Mugen had the same meticulous attention to detail in the build of our cars and their engines." says Simon Saunders, the head of Ariel. "One Ariel technician makes a car, one Mugen technician builds an engine. The result is a truly hand made car with a hand made engine."
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