Raging frame

Alton / Virginia ( USA ), October 27, 2014

When raging scaffolding Ariel Atom, it 's still a bit extreme. Now a new version called 3S atom is placed with rich 365 hp. Until now ( apart from the V8 model ) of the Ariel Atom 3.5 R with 355 hp and 330 Newton meters as the spearhead of the program. However, the atomic 3S does not come from Ariel Motorcycles from the UK, but the US licensee TMI Autotech. The Company of Virginia must independently build atomic models for the US market and also modify. And it has now done impressively.

Honda engine plus turbo

For the performance jump to 365 hp and 420 Newton meters, a 2.4 - liter Honda engine, which is brought up to speed by turbocharger provides. Additional cooler in the side boxes between the wheels are designed to increase stability. Over a six-speed manual gearbox, the power goes to the rear wheels. An optional sequential gearbox with Lenkradpaddles is available. The sprint from zero to 60 mph ( zero to 97 km / h) will take just 2.8 seconds in the Ariel Atom 3S. The quarter mile passed the ascetic Renner in 10.7 seconds. A top speed is TMI Autotech not.

Only for the US market

The Ariel Atom 3S has a rear axle differential lock, adjustable from the cockpit in five stages traction control, a fully adjustable suspension and a reinforced four-piston brake system on the front axle. Unfortunately, there is the new top model in the US only. The price: From $ 89,975. That converts to just under 71,000 euros plus taxes . ( sw )