The Ariel Atom Cup will be among the cars raced by the stars at the Race Of Champions
The British-built sports car joins a line-up of machinery featuring the Audi R8 LMS, Volkswagen Scirocco Cup, Toyota GT86 and many more
Four Ariel Atom Cup cars have been specially prepared with brand new rear wings custom-built for the demands of ROC's unique parallel track
The superstars competing at the Race Of Champions will have a new beast to tame after the Ariel Atom Cup joined the line-up of cars for the event.
The Ariel Atom is a road-legal high-performance sports car made by a company from Somerset, Great Britain. Unusually for a road car, the Atom is exoskeletal – meaning its chassis is visible from the outside – and it has no roof or windows. Its suspension is derived from single-seater racing cars and its performance is similarly racy: indeed the Ariel Atom 500 held the lap record round the BBC Top Gear test track until earlier this year.
Four brand new Ariel Atom Cup cars have now been specially prepared with custom-built rear wings to take on the Race Of Champions parallel track in Bangkok in the hands of a host of driving greats. The Atoms join a line-up that includes a range of powerful cars such as the Audi R8 LMS, VW Scirocco Cup and the Toyota GT86. ROC also features the Euro NASCAR plus traditional Race Of Champions favourites like the KTM X-Bow and the ROC car.
Race organiser Fredrik Johnsson said: “We’re delighted to have the Ariel Atom Cup in our line-up of cars for the Race Of Champions. We have a fantastic range of machinery, from the Audi R8 LMS to the VW Scirocco Cup. But we are always on the lookout for new cars – and the Ariel Atom is as exciting as it gets. It is a road-legal car that looks and drives exactly like a fully-fledged racing car. The structure means you can see much more of the driver’s arms and legs as they race. Even better, it’s a two-seater so there will be some very lucky passengers getting thrown around our parallel track by their racing heroes.”
You can find out more about the Ariel Atom here
and the Ariel Atom Cup competition here.
Held ever since 1988, the Race Of Champions brings together the world’s greatest drivers from motor sport’s main disciplines – including Formula 1, World Rally, Le Mans, MotoGP, Nascar, IndyCar, Touring Cars and the X-Games – and sets them free to battle head-to-head in identical machinery.
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