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Mugen-tuned Honda engine increases the Atom's power to 270bhp
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17 December 2010

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 270bhp - a useful 25bhp increase over the standard spec.

Just 10 examples of the car will be built, each featuring a special livery 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 show in January, when full prices and final spec will be announced.

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thebaldgit 21 December 2010

Re: Ariel Atom Mugen announced

I agree with the point that this car makes more sense than the V8, but I expect that with just 10 examples it will be very expensive.

MHanna 20 December 2010

Re: Ariel Atom Mugen announced

Autocar wrote:
Power is now up to 270bhp - a useful 25bhp increase over the standard spec

But 30 down on the car that Clarkson had such fun with. And if it's anything like the Mugen Civic it'll be twice the price as well. I don't see this as a step forward.

every thing you... 17 December 2010

Re: Ariel Atom Mugen announced

Crazy - I love it