Ariel Atom is driving in its purest form. It’s the kind of wind-in-your-hair, knuckles-dragging-on-the-ground race car for the streets that makes you thank God the wheel was invented. It’s as light as a feather and even has a version with a 500 hp V-8. As their motto says, "No doors, no roof, no compromise!" Well, make that one compromise: the Atom now has a windshield option. So now you won’t need a helmet for high-speed fun, but with a windshield in place, will some of sensation be gone?

Explanation? Ariel boss Simon Saunders: "We believe in offering Atom customers maximum choice. The windscreen widens that choice and is the first in a range of options dedicated to keeping the Atom the best in its class." In other words, you can now take your Atom on your daily commute, ha!

The price for the windscreen will be somewhere around £1,000 ($2,000). Better buy a helmet, no?


Source: AutoCar

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  (35) posted on 07.25.2008

This car is amazing already with sub 3 second 0-60 times from 300bhp! I can’t imagine how fast it will be with 500bhp!

Also, little known fact, it was designed by students on a summer project on my course at Coventry University where Simon Saunders used to lecture.

  (33) posted on 07.25.2008

A windscreen huh. Stop the presses!

Myles_Kornblatt  (169) posted on 07.24.2008

I didn’t want one before, but now that I can drive it every day...

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