Top Gear personality Jeremy Clarkson takes the Ariel Atom out for a road test. This car is “available with a range of engines; the top of the range being a supercharged Honda Civic Type-R K20 engine and a Supercharged GM Ecotec 2.0 Liter 300hp 250 ft/lbs both of which can reach speeds rivaling those of much more expensive automobiles.” Video after the jump.

Although the top speed of approximately 140-150 mph is relatively tame compared to more exotic sports cars, the high power-to-weight ratio (approximately 500 bhp/ton) affords it incredible acceleration and control through corners because there is no large amount of weight to throw it out of the turn

Top Gear personality Jeremy Clarkson takes the Ariel Atom out for a road test. This car is “available with a range of engines; the top of the range being a supercharged Honda Civic Type-R K20 engine and a Supercharged GM Ecotec 2.0 Liter 300hp 250 ft/lbs both of which can reach speeds rivaling those of much more expensive automobiles.” Video after the jump.

Although the top speed of approximately 140-150 mph is relatively tame compared to more exotic sports cars, the high power-to-weight ratio (approximately 500 bhp/ton) affords it incredible acceleration and control through corners because there is no large amount of weight to throw it out of the turn