2011 Ariel Atom Mugen review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 31 January 2011 , 09:01:50 byVeronica

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Ariel Atom Mugen

Celebrating 10 years of production and 1000 Atoms manufactured, Ariel and Mugen released a Limited Edition of 10 cars, one for each year, of the latest version of the original "no screen, no roof, no doors". The 2011 Ariel Atom Mugen comprises a tuned Honda Mugen engine, a special livery of red chassis, white bodywork and red graphics showing the number of the car to reflect the unique union of Ariel, Mugen and Honda.
Thus, the engine delivers no more than 270bhp at 8600rpm, after being reassembled with new valve springs, high lift camshafts, higher compression pistons, not to forget about the high performance applied when working on this project. As regarding the car specifications, these integrate ventilated discs fitted front and rear and Alcon 4 pot lightweight callipers which are finished in red.
A new LCD flat screen display housed in a carbon fibre instrument panel appears in front of the driver, while a master alert warns if any function goes outside programmed perameters for quick and easy reference on track. The Atom Mugen beautifully demonstrates the particular and special skills available when racing and low volume cars are produced. The legendary Honda reliability and Mugen's ability to handbuild a performance engine took a step forward in the car industry. The result is a very special car that manages to take the trackday car to a whole new level.