2009 Ariel Atom 3 300  Chassis no. AA09H2022HNRAM636
Lot 287
2009 Ariel Atom 3 300
£35,000 - 40,000
US$ 47,000 - 54,000

Lot Details
2009 Ariel Atom 3 300  Chassis no. AA09H2022HNRAM636 2009 Ariel Atom 3 300  Chassis no. AA09H2022HNRAM636 2009 Ariel Atom 3 300  Chassis no. AA09H2022HNRAM636
2009 Ariel Atom 3 300
Registration no. GX59 BHP
Chassis no. AA09H2022HNRAM636
*Breathtaking performance – 300bhp
*The ultimate track-day weapon
*Two former keepers
*8,450 miles from new
*Recent full service

Footnotes

  • 'The whole essence of the Atom is about performance without compromise, total driver involvement and, above all, having fun.' - Ariel Motor Company.

    Based in Somerset, England, Ariel is responsible for one of the most exciting sports cars of recent years - the Atom. At the core of this remarkable car is its chassis, a welded tubular-steel spaceframe with high side rails and integral roll-over bars for maximum passenger protection. Stripped of components, the bare frame looks like a work of modern sculpture and indeed, an example is on display at the Design Museum in London. The bodywork, what little there is of it, is made up of moulded composite panels, wind tunnel-developed to generate front and rear downforce. The twin seat likewise is a single composite moulding, generously proportioned to provide sufficient room for two adults. Inspired by the current generation of monoposto race cars, the state-of-the-art suspension features inboard, pull-rod operated Bilstein dampers and full adjustability for road or track. Other race-derived features include adjustable front/rear brake bias, twin master cylinders, hydraulic clutch, 1.5-turn competition steering rack, and adjustable alloy control pedals.

    'Unique', 'shatteringly fast', 'it really does feel like a single seater', and 'the closest thing I've seen to a four-wheel motorcycle', are just a few of the countless praises bestowed on the Atom by unanimously enthusiastic road-testers, but perhaps the most apt summation of this incomparable vehicle is simply, 'as close as you can get to a racing car on the road'.

    This Atom 3 300 gets its name from the 300bhp produced by its supercharged 2.0-litre Honda i-VTEC engine. The car has had two previous keepers and has belonged to the current (third) owner since August 2013. Unequalled as a track-day weapon, it is offered fully serviced and in generally good condition, having covered only 8,450 miles from new. Accompanying documentation consists of a V5C Registration Certificate and current MoT, while a custom-made Classic Additions waterproof cover and a second set of wheels are included in the sale.

    In 2006, this model's predecessor, the Atom 2 300, won Autocar's 0-100 mph challenge in a staggering time of 6.86 seconds, and then braked to a standstill in 3.8 seconds. The fortunate purchaser of this car is clearly in for an exciting ride.
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