Sure, this Ariel Atom looks like a simple go-kart, but don’t let its appearance fool you, as South Carolina-based DDMWorks has transformed this car into a monster. They upgraded the newly turbocharged + supercharged Ecotec 2.0L engine with Darton mid sleeves, ceramic-coated Wiseco pistons, H-beam Carrillo rods and ARP hardware, to produce 700-horsepower. It weighs in at only 1,450-pounds, giving it a power to weight ratio of 2.07-pounds per horsepower, lower than most all million-dollar machines, including the Bugatti Veyron. Continue reading for a video and more information.
“To manage all this newfound power, DDMWorks threw on a few extra inches in the rear with new 275-mm wide tires and custom 17×9 wheels. The full Atom upgrade comes complete with three engine options of 450bhp, 575bhp or for the brave, the 700bhp flagship,” reports Car Scoops.