Skip advert
Advertisement

Ariel reveals Atom police car

Ariel has teamed up with its local Constabulary to create a police version of the Atom

Ariel has released a one-off police version of its trackday car, the Ariel Atom, following a tie-up between itself, the Avon and Somerset Constabulary and the Safer Rider campaign.

The Ariel Atom PL is based on the regular Atom 3.5R, but its Honda engine has been tweaked to produce 350bhp instead of the standard 245bhp, meaning the Police Atom will go from 0-62mph in 2.6 seconds. It also features a police livery plus functioning sirens and blue lights.

Advertisement - Article continues below

Ariel will launch a motorbike later this year, and company director Simon Saunders said he had - like other manufacturers who have also lent their cars to the police to highlight road safety - got the company involved with the Somerset-based Safer Rider campaign to raise awareness among motorcyclists about road safety. 

"Our business is about going fast, very fast, but there is a time and a place," said Saunders. "The Atom is designed to be driven to a race track, where you can drive to your limits in safety and in a professional environment designed for the purpose. The road really isn’t the place to explore your or your vehicle’s limits.

"We're just about to launch an all new Ariel motorcycle and we want our bikes and customers to be as safe as they possibly can be as well, so this message is important to us. There’s always one certain loser in a motorcycle collision and that’s the motorcyclist."

Click here for more of the world's best and worst police cars.

Skip advert
Advertisement
Skip advert
Advertisement

Recommended

Best track day cars to buy 2024
Best track day cars - header image
Best cars & vans

Best track day cars to buy 2024

Whether you're looking to shave tenths off your lap time or simply want to have fun on track, these are some of the UK's best track cars
4 Mar 2024

Most Popular

Dacia’s Duster is Britain’s best car to own as Driver Power 2024 survey results land
Dacia Duster - front tracking
News

Dacia’s Duster is Britain’s best car to own as Driver Power 2024 survey results land

Owners have voted the Dacia Duster as the most satisfying new car to own in the 2024 Driver Power customer satisfaction survey
11 Jun 2024
Best cars to own: Driver Power 2024 results
Driver Power 2024 - best cars to own header
News

Best cars to own: Driver Power 2024 results

The best new cars to own in the UK right now according to the people who already do. It’s the 2024 Driver Power results!
11 Jun 2024
Giant Panda electrified! New Fiat Grande Panda arrives with EV and hybrid power
Fiat Panda - front
News

Giant Panda electrified! New Fiat Grande Panda arrives with EV and hybrid power

Hybrid and electric versions will be available – the same as its sister cars, the Citroen C3/e-C3 and Vauxhall Frontera
14 Jun 2024