Ariel is launching a more powerful, Mugen-tuned version of its Atom sports car to celebrate the model's 10th anniversary.
Power for the "no screen, no roof, no doors" bare-essentials car comes courtesy of a Mugen-tuned version of the Honda K20Z Type R engine, the unit that has been used in regular Atoms since 2007. Power is now up to 270hp – a useful 25hp increase over the standard spec.
Just 10 examples of the car will be built, each featuring a special color scheme and a numbered plate signed by the Mugen and Ariel technicians responsible for its build.
The Ariel Atom Mugen will be shown at the Autosport motorsports show in January, when full prices and final spec will be announced.