Fans to tickle nerves are particularly fond of sports cars Ariel Atom. They are referred to as «honest cars» which squeeze all the juice out of the driver, but it will take great pleasure from riding on the track.
Recently it became known that the Ariel Atom sports car of the new generation can get a hybrid powerplant. According to the head of Ariel Motor Company Simon Saunders, they will be used supercar technology Honda NSX.
«NSX Hybrid technologies are advanced and very costly. But over time, these developments will descend down the „food chain“ — until the hot-hatch. At this stage, they will be available for the new Atom», — said Saunders. By the way, he also noted that the engine performance and dynamic performance has always been a higher priority than fuel economy and emissions.
Recall that the power plant supercar Honda NSX second generation includes the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, an electric motor and three 9-step «automatic». As a result, its power — 573 horsepower. In turn, the current Ariel Atom is equipped with 2-liter compressor «Quartet» Honda capacity of 245, 310 or 350 horsepower.
But emissions to companies still thinking, therefore, in addition to the hybrid version of the Ariel Atom, may soon appear fully electric modification.
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