2016 Ariel Nomad unveiled; just as quick as Ariel Atom
Carrying forward Ariel Atom’s philosophy of astronomical power-to-weight-ratio in a compact package, Ariel Nomad features raised ground clearance, long travel suspension and all-terrain tires for the purpose. The buggy also features certain chassis tweaks to withstand the pounding of a self made pathway in a jungle.
Front and rear wishbones are TIG welded, employing Bilstein dampers and Eibach coil springs. Braking system uses 240 mm ventilated discs upfront and 240 mm solid discs. Ariel Nomad sheds speed with twin master cylinders with adjustable front/rear bias biting the said rotors.
Propelling the Nomad is a rear-mounted 2.4 litre 4-cylinder Honda-sourced petrol engine, which drives the rear wheels via 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission. The motor dishes out 235 bhp max power and 300 Nm peak torque, which is surplus for a single-seater weighing just 670 kg. Thus 0-100 kmph sprint is achieved at 3.4 seconds (like a super bike would) and top speed at 201 kmph.
Ariel Nomad (two seater) will go on sale in mid-2015, with a price tag of 27,500 pounds (Rs. 25.89 lakhs approx.).