Ariel Atom Race Series coming to the US in the 2011

A few years ago the Ariel Atom Experience was launched by the very people that brought the Ariel Atom over to the U.S., TMI Autotech. This program gave people the incredible opportunity to drive the open air roadster on the track for a day, but, along with everyone else, the program took a nosedive when the economy bottomed out. Now, after four years, Ariel and TMI have announced that the Ariel Atom Experience (AAE) driving events are coming back to the US for 2011.

The program isn’t as extensive as it used to be with races being held exclusively at the Virginia International Raceway as opposed to the various locations from the previous years. There will be 10 races spanned over five weekends from March through October with amateur racers taking their place inside a newly-built & spec’d Ariel Atom 3. Before each race there will be four 25 minute sessions of practice and qualifying before the drivers take their Atoms through the 20 minute race.

"Virginia International Raceway is absolutely thrilled to host the Ariel Atom Experience beginning in 2011," stated VIR Managing Partner Connie Nyholm. "The new format and price point are sure to be winners with Atom fans and anyone seeking a driving adventure experience. Of course, all drivers and their guests are welcome to stay over at VIR Resort’s Lodge, have dinner at Oak Tree Tavern, go karting, to the Spa, or just watch the racing action all around them."

The first race will be held on June 2011, with the cars making their debut in April. Cost for the event is $495 per person, per event, which is an excellent deal for anyone wanting to try their hand as an Ariel Atom racer.

Source: Atom Club

22 comments:

Compare to a trike, I think this car looks better. There’s nothing compare to the awesomeness of a four-wheeled car! I like aggressiveness and sportiness of this car. I wonder if the competitor of this production would be the KTM?

Unlikely, that would happened. However, the current production of the Ariel Atom would be the Mugen. The latter seems to be more powerful and sporty compare to this.

I agree with you. That was a good deal however, do they have a monthly package or let’s say an annual membership fee? Because am afraid of hidden charges. It’s not easy to commit at this moment.

I am a bit surprised that Ariel Atom Race Series will become one of the hottest topic here in TopSpeed. I guess we should give thanks to those who keep on supporting this project.

The latest model of the Ariel Atom looks better compare to this one. However, the new version of Caterham looks sportier than this.

Well, its finally here. Check on the latest here on TopSpeed. I bet you will love the performance and the specs of this car.

I can’t wait to see this car on its way to TG Test Track.
And I’m glad to hear that TopGear James May, let himself to test drive the car, he has different perspective on the car.

I can see that this car a lot to say! Can’t wait to see for the upcoming press release.

wow! I have heard that Peugeot is currently make a concept car for their future design! And the design is somewhat similar to the Ariel Atom!

The entry price on the SPEC atom is only $32,000 and includes a year of VIR membership and 6 months of storage. That’s a very nice deal. I doubt it would take much to make the SPEC Atom a street legal one. Probably just needs headlights and turn signals

so how much are they planning to sell this piece of machine? for sure it will costs a fortune again.

it looks more like a honda’s design, but it looks more faster than that. honda announced that their concept car will be having a 270HP.

The new format and price point are sure to be winners with Atom fans and anyone seeking a driving adventure experience. Of course, all drivers and their guests are welcome to stay over at VIR Resort’s Lodge

lovely sports car? hahaha it looks good and aggressive than the KTM.. plus the safety is bar better than ktm.

The entry price on the SPEC atom is only $32,000 and includes a year of VIR membership and 6 months of storage. That’s a very nice deal. I doubt it would take much to make the SPEC Atom a street legal one. Probably just needs headlights and turn signals

The entry price on the SPEC atom is only $32,000 and includes a year of VIR membership and 6 months of storage. That’s a very nice deal. I doubt it would take much to make the SPEC Atom a street legal one. Probably just needs headlights and turn signals

I agree, this car is awesomely unique and any person will look so damn cool when riding on it.

The entry price on the SPEC atom is only $32,000 and includes a year of VIR membership and 6 months of storage. That’s a very nice deal. I doubt it would take much to make the SPEC Atom a street legal one. Probably just needs headlights and turn signals

I’m in love! smiley Extremely nice colors!

If the first model was with no design, having only the needed elements to perform and ensure the driver safety, this version is more elaborate, and even if it has the original ideas, they are much more refined making this Atom a fine product, not just an engineered one!

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