The Ariel Atom 3 is no doubt a very powerful car, so it’s actually a little surprising that tuners everywhere haven’t jumped at the chance to renovate the sports car. Sure, last week we brought the Areal Atom, which was a completely "new" car inspired by the original Ariel Atom (note the play on names), but we still haven’t seen a tuning kit made especially for the Atom. Of course, German tuner Wimmer RS is about to change all of that.

With a total weight of 469 kilos and a two-liter four-cylinder Honda engine with 300 ponies kicking under the hood, the Atom was bound to get some sort of power boost eventually. Winner RS has done that with an engine optimization software, a modified supercharger, fuel pump conversion, and sport exhaust system done together with Rennkat. These new tweaks allow the Atom to jump from 300hp to 340hp and 282 Nm of torque without even blinking an eye. The increase in power allows the Atom to obtain a sprint from 0-60mph in an incredible 2.8 seconds and from 0 to 124 mph in 7.1 seconds.

In order to take in all of that power - standard or modified -, the Atom is equipped with unique internal shock absorbers, a pushrod suspension, and damper struts. All of those items combined with a tube frame replacing the body allows the vehicle to have rigidity, low weight, and maximum safety for corner speeds.

With performance and handling taken care of, Wimmer RS took the next step to make sure the modified Atom sounded as good as it drove. This was done by adding an exhaust system with optimized back pressure.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

The Ariel Atom is one of the fastest street cars, maybe the strongest sprint 4-cylinder series car in the world. The standard Atom 3 300 is driven by a turbocharged up to 300 hp two-liter four-cylinder Honda engine. With a weight of only 469 kg, it can easily keep up not only with super sports cars - after the power increase at Wimmer RS it can put some of them in the shade.

2010 Ariel Atom 3 by Wimmer Exterior
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A vehicle like a rocket: only 469 kg weight, no doors, no luxury. The Atom is equipped with the unique internal shock absorbers. The suspension is operated via push-rods - the damper struts are at the top. The tube frame replaces the body. This provides rigidity, low weight and maximum safety for corner speeds.

The power increase at Wimmer RS includes the following reconstruction measures: Wimmer engine optimization software, compressor overhaul, fuel pump conversion and sport exhaust system together with Rennkat. Whopping 340 hp and 282 Nm are the result. With such powerful Japanese engine in the rear, this 469-kg rocket accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds - Atom achieved 200 km/h in just 7.1 seconds

2010 Ariel Atom 3 by Wimmer Exterior
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Direct air suction sounds like a hissing, and by this modification, exhaust system with optimized back pressure from Wimmer RS allows to hide the entire power behind the seat, so you will hear a wonderful sound.

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  (599) posted on 10.6.2011

It maybe no particular beauty of significance here. But I guess having its driver who is competitive and strong it could make something special on this.

  (619) posted on 02.21.2011

This is an absurd vehicle. I want one. Those who are Top Gear fans can probably remember Clarksons face becoming weirdly distorted driving one. A big boy toy at its finest

  (273) posted on 02.21.2011

couldn’t the civic lover get that same special power-plant treatment?

  (158) posted on 12.2.2010

This is such a cool, fun car. Certainly more power doesn’t hurt it, but I’m not sure that a car of its weight and guiding philosophy really benefits that much by getting lots more muscle.

  (534) posted on 12.1.2010

cute automotive, I looks more fun to drive than the Roadster of Beammer and Mazda.

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