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Mugen + Ariel Atom = Win

by admin September 27, 2017

I was searching through my RSS feeds this morning and found this link to a Japanese Car Design Blog, and all I can say is wow. I want one of these so bad!! I’m a huge fan of the Ariel Atom already, and now that Mugen stepped in and made their own edition, it makes me want one even more. Here is what the blog has to say:

The Ariel Atom Mugen was unveiled at the 2011 British Autosport Show and it’s a special edition for the celebration of Ariel’s 10th anniversary. Ariel, that has built 1,000 Atoms, will build just 10 of those special ones powered by the Honda K20Z Type R engine.

According to the press release, each Atom Mugen engine is stripped, measured and fully blueprinted at Mugen Europe’s Northampton headquarters. The engines are reassembled with high performance, higher compression pistons, high lift camshafts and new valve springs. A longer free-flow inlet manifold is fitted with a bigger diameter throttle body together with race grade spark plugs. The engine also features a full baffled sump and is finished with a carbon fiber Mugen cover.

After assembly, each engine is tested on the Mugen dynamo-meter and carefully run in prior to full power test. After 7 days of work on every engine they are bore scoped and inspected prior to sign off. A lightened balanced flywheel is fitted together with a limited slip differential to the close ratio Honda 6 speed gearbox prior to installation in the Atom.

Read more: Japanese Car Design Corner / 日本自動車設計角: Detailed info about Ariel Atom Mugen, click HERE

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Limited Edition of 10 cars featuring the following specification on top of standard Ariel Atom 3
Mugen Honda K20 i-VTEC Engine
Engine stripped and blueprinted
Combustion chambers equalised
High compression FIA pistons
High lift FIA camshaft, pulley and valve springs
FIA Intake manifold and 64mm throttle body
Baffled sump
Balanced flywheel
Uprated oil pump
NGK racing spark plugs
Run in and full power test on Mugen dynamometer
Bore scope and inspection prior to sign off
270 bhp  @ 8300 rpm
255 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Limited Slip Differential

Magnesium wheels
8Jx16 Rear
7Jx15 Front

Road legal track tyres
225/45×16 Rear
195/50×15 Front

4 Way Adjustable Damper/Spring Package
Remote reservoir dampers
2 x Compression adjustment, 1 x Rebound adjustment
2 piece dual rate springs with adjustable rates

High Performance Brake Package
4 piston Alcon Ariel Mugen red alloy callipers front and rear
290mm Alcon ventilated discs front and rear

Flat Screen LCD Display
Programmable multi function display with scroll system
Gearshift lights, warning lights with master alert

Carbon fibre Instrument Panel

3” FIA Approved Full Harnesses Driver and Passenger with Crutch Straps

Limited Edition Ariel Mugen Livery
Chassis powder coated Ariel Mugen Red and lacquered
White bodywork with Ariel Mugen livery and number 01 – 10
White wheels
Clear lenses
Numbered build plate

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