The standard Ariel Atom is pretty bonkers already, but that hasn’t stopped American tuner DDMWorks upping the car’s power a staggering 700 bhp (521 kW / 709 PS).
That dramatic increase has been made possible by substituting the usual engine with a 2.0 litre Ecotec unit from General Motors, and then fitting it with a Garrett GTX 3076 turbocharger as well as a supercharger. Also included in the conversion are a revised fuelling system, a replacement intercooler, an upgraded exhaust and a pair of boost controllers.
To help keep the Atom on the road, DDMWorks attaches 16” wheels at the front and 17” items at the rear, all of which come shod with Toyo R888 tyres. Perhaps of more use though - especially for less experienced drivers - is the cockpit switch that limits the power to either 450 bhp (335 kW / 456 PS) or 575 bhp (428 kW / 582 PS).
Unfortunately no performance figures have been released, and pricing is upon application.