Ariel Atom celebrates tenth birthday with Mugen edition

Ariel Atom celebrates tenth birthday with Mugen edition

The track-focused stripped down Ariel Atom has just turned 10 years old and to celebrate the British maker has joined forces with Mugen’s European branch to develop a special edition model. The new even lighter model will be launched into the European market in January 2011 with a very limited production run of just 10 cars.

Making the special edition special will be some new paintwork and every unit will come with a individual plate signed by Mugen and Ariel technicians. According to Ariel, the Atom Mugen will be as uncompromising as ever, using Honda’s K20Z naturally aspirated Type R engine to its full potential.

The Mugen-prepared powerplant produces 270 hp from its 2.0-litre displacement, which will be enough for speed freak customers.

“The Type R Honda is the best 2.0-liter normally aspirated engine available. We have put our experience and know how to release even more power from the engine and we’re delighted to see our engine in the Ariel Atom”, Vice President of Mugen Euro, Mr. Hiroki Toyoda said.

The Atom Mugen will be fully handbuilt with one Ariel employee making each car while his Mugen counterpart assembles the engine.

The Atom Mugen will be first shown at next month’s 2011 Autosport Show in Birmingham, UK. Further details will be released shortly.

The track-focused stripped down Ariel Atom has just turned 10 years old and to celebrate the British maker has joined forces with Mugen’s European branch to develop a special edition model. The new even lighter model will be launched into the European market in January 2011 with a very limited production run of just 10 cars.

Making the special edition special will be some new paintwork and every unit will come with a individual plate signed by Mugen and Ariel technicians. According to Ariel, the Atom Mugen will be as uncompromising as ever, using Honda’s K20Z naturally aspirated Type R engine to its full potential.

The Mugen-prepared powerplant produces 270 hp from its 2.0-litre displacement, which will be enough for speed freak customers.

“The Type R Honda is the best 2.0-liter normally aspirated engine available. We have put our experience and know how to release even more power from the engine and we’re delighted to see our engine in the Ariel Atom”, Vice President of Mugen Euro, Mr. Hiroki Toyoda said.

The Atom Mugen will be fully handbuilt with one Ariel employee making each car while his Mugen counterpart assembles the engine.

The Atom Mugen will be first shown at next month’s 2011 Autosport Show in Birmingham, UK. Further details will be released shortly.

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