Merit Partners is pleased to offer one of the most visceral and pure motoring experiences of the modern era. The Ariel Atom was initially shown to the public at the British International Motor Show in October of 1996 and was an instant hit due to its race car inspired design. Initially launched in 2000, the first generation of the car was simply known as the Atom.
“In 2005 Track and Race Car magazine published the results of a comprehensive test of a range of cars, from the Porsche 911 Carrera S, Ford GT, BMW M5 to the Caterham CSR 260. The supercharged Ariel Atom 2 won the 0–161–0 km/h (0–100–0 mph) test by a clear margin at 10.88 seconds, ahead of the Caterham CSR 260 (11.41) and the Ford GT in fourth (13.17). The Sunday Times measured the time taken for the Atom to accelerate from 0 to 97 km/h (60 mph) at 2.89 seconds, making it the world's third-fastest accelerating production car then available, after the Bugatti Veyron's 2.46 seconds and the Ultima GTR at 2.6 seconds.”
The following video from the BBC’s show Top Gear, featured Jeremy Clarkson reviewing one of the Supercharged Ariel Atom 2’s and instantly sprung the car to the forefront of super car enthusiasts wish lists the world over:
Other reviews and accolades can be found here:
This particular example is a 2006 Ariel Atom 2 and is 1 of 3 ever to feature the DDMWorks “Twin-Charged” kit (Supercharged AND Turbocharged) capable of 700hp! The build on this car has been meticulous to say the least and was undertaken with an absolutely no expenses spared approach. (over $100k invested) Recently, the Atom was tuned to just under 400 HP at the rear wheels which ensures the perfect combination of useable power and a pure adrenaline rush every time it is driven.
In preparation for its sale, the car has been thoroughly gone through with even the most minute details such as decals and wiring loom having been replaced as needed. Additionally, fresh Lexan side panels were recently installed and carbon fiber fenders (not pictured) will also be included with the vehicle. Having only covered approximately 5000 miles since new and needing nothing, this car is ready to be thoroughly enjoyed both on & off the track.
Below is the most recent dyno sheet showing Max Power/Torque @ 393 HP / 329 FT-LB
The build details and options are as follows:
GM 2.0L Ecotec Engine Stage 3DOHC With sequential fuel injectionBore 86mm x Stroke 86mm w/ 9.5:1 CompressionUpgraded Fuel System w /Siemens 100# fuel injectorsBoost preference fuel adjustment systemUpgraded ZZP High Voltage CoilpacksTuned to 23psi yielding 392.6whp, fuel and ignition capable of 500whp with stronger clutchNGK Iridium PlugsOil Accumulator OptionAluminum 3-core Race Radiator UpgradeAluminum 2-core Supercharger Heat exchanger upgrade w/ second cooling fanWings/Aero
Skunkwurx Duo Carbon Front WingSkunkwurx Duo Carbon Rear WingCustom Adjustable Rear Wing MountFront Tow Hook/Rear Tow hookAutobahn MirrorWheels/Tires/Suspension
Lightweight Sector 111 Ethos 17x9 Rear Wheels w/ Toyo 275/35R/17 R888 TiresLightweight Sector 111 Ethos 15x7 Front Wheels w/ Toyo 205/50R/15 R888 TiresUpgraded Chromoly Wheel Bearings/RacesKoni 3012 Dual Adjustable Coilover ShocksUpgraded Chromoly Steering Rod EndsAtom 3 Front Wishbone Suspension (upgraded A-Arms with Race Chromoly Rod Ends, eliminates Atom 2 adjustable thimble flaws)Upgraded Chromoly Rod-End Spacers from TMIUpgraded TMI Race Ball joints (front/rear) Brakes
Wilwood 4x 35.1mm Dynalite CalipersZinc Coated Wilwood two-piece vented & slotted rotors 279.4x20.6mmParker Parking BrakeStainless Braid LinesTilton Fluid Reservoir upgradeWilwood Cockpit Mounted Brake Bias AdjustmentMotul RBF 660 Brake FluidWilwood Polymatrix A pads (most aggressive)Boost Control
HKS EVC6 Master Boost Controller w/ Scramble BoostTurbosmart MBC for Turbo/Supercharger transition control/dampeningDash/Electronics/Body
Dash 2 Pro system w/ GPS LicenseSkunkwurx Race Dash - Complete Upgrade for Ariel Atom from SPA Dash to Carbon Fiber Digital Dash with LED ButtonsGPS Data Logging LicenseRFid Key/Immobiliser UnitAEM Water/Meth Injection System with adjustable threshold and 2gal center mounted reservoirMomo R1960/32S Steering WheelCarbon Fiber Center ConsoleAtom 3 Windshield12v Aux OutletPassenger Footrest Option2” Upgraded SABelt 5pt harnesses (Driver and Passenger)Recaro OEM Branded (Ariel) Leather Race SeatsStreet Lighting Package w/ Low/High BeamSCCA/NASA Approved Full-containment Rollbar SystemSCCA/NASA Approved Battery CutoffSCCA/NASA Approved Decal Package
|“No expenses spared build in excellent condition. Rare 1 of 3 DDMWorks "Twin-Charged" Setup.” |
| Year: || 2006 || VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): || 00000000000000000 |
| Mileage: || 5000 || Transmission: || Manual |
| Make: || Ariel || Body Type: || Coupe |
| Model: || Atom 2 || Warranty: || Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty |
| Engine: || 2.0L GM Ecotec w/ DDMWorks "Twin-Charged" Kit || Vehicle Title: || Clear |
| Drive Type: || RWD || Fuel Type: || Gasoline |
| For Sale By: || Dealer || Exterior Color: || Black |
| Disability Equipped: || No || Interior Color: || Black |
| Drive Side: || Left-hand drive || Number of Cylinders: || 4 |