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.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!

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.

Advertisement - Article continues below

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.


Most Popular


New 2020 BMW M4 spied testing ahead of launch

BMW’s next M4 promises much, but will it deliver? Here’s everything we know so far
7 Jul 2020
Aston Martin

First £2.75m Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation model produced

Aston Martin has finished its first DB5 Goldfinger Continuation; the other 24 James Bonds to receive their cars soon
6 Jul 2020
Skoda Octavia vRS

Full 2020 Skoda Octavia vRS engine range detailed

Skoda’s engine range for the Octavia vRS topped by a 242bhp turbo petrol
3 Jul 2020
Mercedes CLA45 AMG hatchback

Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S Shooting Brake review

Good looks and stonking performance, if you can stomach the price tag
4 Jul 2020