Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Third Generation Ariel Atom 2008 shares similar features in our 1960 Maserati Birdcage classic:

As we know the Maserati Birdcage has left its mark on History and is an absolutely beautiful power vehicle. Nothing could compare to the Birdcage but recently I have come across the Ariel Atom designed by the Ariel Motor Company from England that shares some familiar similarities.
 The first Atom was designed in 1999 -2002 as an exoskeletal sports car meant to give their customers an exotic experience with no windows, no roof and no doors. Grab a helmet because the 1.6 and 1.8 liter series of mounted engines gives incredible accelerations and cornering speeds.

 Since 1999 they have modified the Ariel into its present generation released in 2008 the Atom 3, with the same philosophy as the original, this Atom extends its race features offering exciting performance and a few tweaks that resembles the Maserati Birdcage. With its 2.0L Honda engine tuned to 245 horsepower and 0-60 in less than 3 seconds compared to our 1960 beauty Birdcage weighing in 50lbs lighter than the Atom v.3, with 2.9L master engine, 250 horsepower and 0-60 in less than 3.5 seconds, both of these cars are equipped to perform. These new models continue to impress us and this is a great example showcasing how the Maserati Birdcage became the standard of future race car generations.