"I have never ever driven anything that accelerates so fast!"
Jeremy Clarkson – BBC Top Gear
You are looking at a rare turbocharged Ariel Atom 3S, currently one of the fastest accelerating cars in the world. Lighting fast speed is combined with the most desirable upgrades and “hand-of-God” Alcon brakes as standard equipment. In addition, the car features a Hondata traction control system for improved confidence when the pedal hits the floor.
This one-of-a-kind Atom 3S is custom finished in paint-to-sample Corvette Shark Grey Metallic, with carbon fiber upgrades, and is the finest pre-owned Atom that we’ve featured in the past decade of being an Ariel dealer. In addition to roughly $10,000 in functional and tasteful aesthetic and aero upgrades, the previous owner went through every inch of the car like an automotive NVH engineer (noise, vibration, and harshness) to isolate every squeak, rattle, and vibration that he could locate. An incredible looking custom-built exhaust features a heat-wrapped single outlet pipe that enhances turbo noise and sounds fantastic. The car features a customized underbody aerodynamic tray with front winglets and a tastefully added rear diffuser. Front LED running lights and new larger rear LED taillights are both functional and look incredible. Inside, additional seat bolstering has been added to the factory seat covers and a Formula-One style removable steering wheel features push-button controls for turn signals, horn, and high beams. Furthermore, the traction control system has been upgraded with the latest technical service bulletin software and newer more reliable wheel-speed sensors as well.
This 3S looks absolutely incredible in person and must be seen to fully appreciate. The car had an original build cost of $105K, before ANY of the upgrades mentioned above, but can now be purchased at a savings of more than $25,000 for only 2K mi. This is the car to buy.
We are a factory authorized Ariel dealer. Buy with confidence! While current wait times for new factory orders typically run between 6-12 months, this 3S is in like new condition, has no track time, a fresh annual service, and is superior to a new factory build in nearly every way. We sold the car new and know the entire history from day one.
0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds
0-100 in 6.7 seconds
Quarter Mile in 10.7 seconds (factory estimate)
Lightweight Exoskeleton Chassis
365 hp Intercooled/Turbocharged Honda 2.4L DOHC 4-Cyl. Engine with i-VTEC
6-Speed Close Ratio Manual Transmission
Limited Slip Differential
Dimensions / Weight
Length - 134 inches
Width - 70.5 inches
Track - 63 inches
Wheelbase - 92.3 inches
Curb Weight – 1,400 lbs. (3.8 lbs/hp)
Race Grade Rod Ends - $1,750
Ariel Logo Embroidered in Headrests - 125
3” 6-Point Harnesses - 656
Seat Belt Pads - 65
Front and Rear Carbon Fiber Wings - 5,975
Carbon Fiber Instrument Surround - 485
Clear Side Panels - 400
Body Panels Custom Pearl Color – Corvette Shark Grey - 1,400
Towing Eye Kit Rear - 199
High Intensity LED Rain Light - 225
Transparent Clear-Shield Package - Extended - 850
Transparent Clear-Shield Package - F&R CF Wings - 550
Transparent Clear-Shield Package – Side Pods/Tub - 600
Custom Fit Stitched Floormats – 295
Enclosed Destination / Delivery Charge - 1,800
TOTAL MSRP - $105,125
(Plus an additional $10K+ in Upgrades)
Feel free to call with any questions, or if I can be of assistance with door-to-door vehicle transport service.
Franz Forman (623) 910-3020
* Please give us a call to inquire about street legality options in your home state, or check with your state MVD regarding specialty construction vehicle regulations since the Atom is not a federalized vehicle.