700bhp Ariel Atom

American tuning company DDMWorks has released details of its 700bhp custom Ariel Atom.

DDMWorks, a North Carolina-based tuning company, has released deatails of its latest and possibly most extreme creation, the 700bhp Ariel Atom Twin-charged.

To increase the Atom’s power by such a degree, the company has completely removed the 300bhp supercharged Honda VTEC engine, and replaced it with a twincharged General Motors-sourced 2.0-litre Ecotec engine.

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Pushing the Ecotec engine to 700bhp required some serious internal modification, as well as the fitment of a Garrett GTX 3076 turbocharger, along with the Atom’s existing Eaton M62 supercharger to push the compact four-cylinder engine to 700bhp.

All the plumbing for the turbo and supercharger is custom built by DDMWorks in house, as is the exhaust, tubular manifold and intercooler piping.

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There are three selectable power levels, 450, 575 and the full-fat 700bhp. Not much has been done in terms of chassis development, but a new set of super-sticky Toyo R888′s wider custom wheels are fitted.

The company ‘strongly suggests’ that anyone who buys the Atom 700 Twin-charged takes an advanced track-driving course before taking the car out on the road.


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