• Atom-powered Areal Atom inspired by Ariel Atom

We like the play on words and definitely enjoy the inspiration on the Ariel Atom, but we’re a little disappointed that this vehicle won’t be making the production line in the near and far future.

Conceptualized by Singaporean designer Muhamman Imram, this dandy of a futuristic vehicle is called the Areal Atom, a car that’s so technologically advanced way beyond its years it actually is powered by a real atom.
Get it, now? Areal Atom…A-Real Atom.

Inspired by the Ariel Atom, Imram’s piece of work is different from the real-life Atom because of one pretty important detail: The Areal Atom will be powered by a real atom.

According to Imram, the increasing number of countries relying on nuclear power could one day lead to its energy being used in other ways. One scenario Imram thinks could happen is that while electric vehicles may be the increasing trend in the near future, another energy source – nuclear energy – could one day end up revolutionizing the future of the auto industry.

Whether that happens still remains to be seen, but if you look at Imram’s crystal ball to a world where nuclear energy is used for the right reasons, then we can definitely see the auto industry taking the leap to previously unchartered territories.


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  (449) posted on 04.14.2011

Did all worked the same? Or they only have same features? I’m a bit confused here.

  (579) posted on 03.21.2011

Ariel Atom? Hmm yes, a unique one but am not really impressed with the design. Maybe, I need someone to discussed with on the details and specifications that made this a unique one.

  (592) posted on 02.21.2011

It doesn’t matter the surface’ area but the force. hence a car has a better transfer of the power to the surface than a motorcycle. So, if we’re talking a 1034 lbs 2wd Ariel, 340 P.S. a smart gear, well chosen tires than yes, it’s possible to beat that BMW.

  (619) posted on 02.21.2011

I do! It’s quite possible. A car also corner better than a bike (we’re talking performance / special prepared / f1 car for instance) Friction is better when the force applied on the surface (the weight) is bigger.

  (515) posted on 12.1.2010

This is a lot of money to spend on what is an obviously compromised car. Alternatives such as the Lotus Elise and Caterham 7 offer a similar experience but add an extra dose of all-weather practicality.

  (1211) posted on 11.30.2010

The big difference is, however, it’s powered by real atom. The designer has envisioned this futuristic vehicle while keeping in mind the present scenario wherein the number of countries having access to the nuclear power is increasing.

  (743) posted on 11.26.2010

Good to see a lot of unique concept designs including this one.

  (807) posted on 11.26.2010

cool, but isn’t that atom is also used for making a bomb? isn’t that too dangerous to install in a car like this?

  (1022) posted on 11.25.2010

haha..what a ugly car..it looks like a flying saucer or a thing from outer space..the only thing that i like about this car is the wheel..

  (1022) posted on 11.25.2010

haha..what a ugly car..it looks like a flying saucer or a thing from outer space..the only thing that i like about this car is the wheel..

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