Ariel Atom -The Ariel Atom is a high performance sports car made by the Ariel Motor Company based in Somerset, England and under licence in North America by TMI Autotech, Inc. at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia. There have been four Ariel Atom incarnations to date: Ariel Atom, Ariel Atom 2, Ariel Atom 3 and Ariel Atom 500 V8. The current model is the Ariel Atom 3 which is the most powerful excepting the V8 model.
Reports indicate that the Ariel Atom could be getting a titanium tube frame to reduce curb weight improve chassis strength. Such a frame could help drop more than 100 pounds from the Atom's already lightweight architecture.