By now, we know what the Ariel Atom is capable of, but every so often, we’re reminded just how much more awesome it could be if an aftermarket company got its hands on one. Thanks to DDMWorks, we won’t have to wait long for an answer. As a refresher, the standard Atom carries a 2.4-liter Honda I4 engine that’s capable of hitting 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. Mighty impressive, right?

Not as much after what DDMWorks was done with it. The newly minted Ariel Atom 7 was given a 2.0-liter Ecotec I4 engine with Wiseco pistons, beefier connecting rods, and an ARP hardware unit. The end result? 700 horsepower.

Combine that with the car’s 1,450-pound (657 kg) weight and the subsequent power-to-weight ratio of just 2.07 pounds per horsepower, and you have a car that can put even the mightiest of exotics to shame.

DDMWorks achieved this by installing a Garrett GTX 3076 turbocharger, a custom M62 supercharger, and a custom exhaust system into the mix. There are also 1,100 cc injectors and an Aeromotive 1000 fuel pump that have been put to good use. A custom air-to-water heat exchanger is used to cool the supercharger output along with a gigantic air-to-air intercooler in the rear to cool the air from the turbo, both units custom made for the conversion by Griffin Thermal Products.

A new set of 16" and 17" wheels were also fitted and wrapped in Toyo R888 tires. The aftermarket company recommends that anybody who tries to get behind the wheel of the Atom 700 to undergo special training first. Yeah, it’s that serious. Then again, if you can’t handle the 700 horsepower, there are two more "subdued" levels in the form of 450 horsepower and 575 horsepower.

No price has been given on the Atom 700, but considering the Atom 3 retails at $52,480, expect it to be significantly more.

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  (727) posted on 08.17.2012

I’m not interested on how this roadster achieved the 700HP. What was important is that Ariel is capable on producing powerful vehicles like this.

  (473) posted on 08.16.2012

To think it’s just a roadster is not enough, so try to think of its output that is powerful than a sedan and a coupe. You might change your mind after.

  (466) posted on 08.16.2012

I admit that this roadster is a total surprise on me. Imagine that it has an output of 700HP.

  (463) posted on 08.16.2012

I admire their great work on this Atom. This roadster is now certified powerful having that very extreme 700HP as its output.

  (442) posted on 08.15.2012

DDMWorks had came up a great concept in making this car. However, 700 horsepower can cause fatal injuries with this car without having any windshield.

  (506) posted on 08.13.2012

This will test out their capability in producing this type of a car. If ever, I think the most powerful roadster will come from them.

  (596) posted on 08.13.2012

DDM gave the right mechanics on this 700. I can’t believe that with its engine, it is capable of producing 700HP.

  (159) posted on 08.9.2012

Atom is completely outrageous to have that roadster that is so powerful. I’m afraid that I will drive that roadster for a spin on the Nurburging just for a test drive.

  (765) posted on 08.6.2012

Who will be the first lucky guy to drive this cool Atom that is boosted to give a powerful 700HP?

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