If you sold a kidney to get yourself an Ariel Atom, you may want to take stock of what other ancillary organs you can pawn off. The company just unveiled its newest pint-sized bundle of insanity, . It rocks the same space-frame design as its track-bred predecessor and puts 235 horsepower to the rear wheels thanks to a 2.4-liter Honda four-cylinder engine and a six-speed gearbox.
A set of 235/75R15 all-terrain tires sit at all four corners, suspended by unequal-length double wishbones, Eibach springs and Bilstein dampers. If you aren't salivating yet, the notion of a buggy with a 71 degree approach angle and a ridiculous 82 degree departure angle should help. Oh, and a 1,477-pound curb weight.
Did I mention you can make it street legal? Because what good is a 3.4-second 0-60 mph time on all-terrain rubber if you can't embarrass a Corvette now and again?
What do you do with something like this? I think the only proper answer is, "Whatever the hell you so please."
Ariel hopes that means take the thing rallying. The company says it built the Nomad to take on the world's toughest courses, which is why you can order it from the factory with GPS and a fire extinguisher. Want one? Prices start at £30,000 in the U.K.
Still no word on U.S. sales, but we're asking Ariel and will fill you in when we have confirmation either way.