We'll be honest, the Ariel Atom is a favorite of ours. It's good looking, powerful and can put some bugs in your teeth.
Strangely though, we've never had the thought of what kind of automotive monstrosity the Atom would be if it had even more power. Thankfully, there are people in this world crazier than we are.
DDMWorks out of South Carolina has decided that the standard Atom needed a heluva lot more power, so they went ahead and added both a turbocharger and supercharger to the mix creating the monster you see in these pictures.
With some added work to the engine including Darton mid sleeves, ceramic-coated Wiseco pistons, H-beam Carrillo rods and ARP hardware, the heavily modified Ecotec 2.0L engine is now good for an earth moving 700bhp.
Weighing in at only 1,450 lbs (657kg), this puts the power to weight ratio of 2.07 lbs (1kg) per pony lower than most all million-dollar machines, including the Bugatti Veyron.
To manage all this newfound power, DDMWorks threw on a few extra inches in the rear with new 275-mm wide tires and custom 17x9 wheels.
The full Atom upgrade comes complete with three engine options of 450bhp, 575bhp or for the brave, the 700bhp flagship.
By Jeff Perez