The Ariel Atom is one of those examples of a mighty oak of a supercar growing from a little acorn. Originally starting life back in the mid 90s as a student project by then Coventry University student Niki Smart known as the LSC (short for Lightweight Sports Car), it soon graduated from its academic roots with a premiere showcase at the British International Motor Show in Birmingham in 1996.
It finally went into production in 2000, and immediately won fans, particularly those who were fond of its evocation of the old classic Lotus motorsports cars - particularly where its shared simplistic design principles were concerned. But don’t let the appearance of this one fool you by any stretch of the imagination.
For whilst it resembles a go-kart more than a supercar, in some cases it outpaces the speed rankings of many of the best, tanking up to 155 mph and accelerating from 0 - 60 mph in a turbocharged 2.8 seconds. It’s certainly not a drive for the faint hearted.
The Atom is a lightweight track weapon that you can test drive at a variety of locations throughout the nation. You might test your skills at Oulton Park's tight turns, Silverstone's straights, or Dunsfold Park, the site of the Top Gear test circuit. Each of the track choices will allow you to experience all the Atom has to offer, regardless of where you are in the UK.
We also offer a variety of experiences that will allow you to compare the Atom's performance to that of its considerably larger and more powerful supercar siblings. On our variety of combined Blast and Thrill packages, you could take on a Ferrari, Porsche, or even an Aston Martin alongside the Atom. You will be able to drive up to six supercars of your choosing, including the Ariel Atom.
The Atom is one of the more interesting cars in the TrackDays fleet, and while it doesn't have the luxurious leather seats of an Aston Martin or the stunning looks of a Ferrari 458 Italia, it doesn't need them because it was designed with one purpose in mind: to provide the ultimate driving experience. You'll agree that a drive in the Ariel Atom track day is unlikely to disappoint anybody after former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson hailed the event as "the pleasure of my life."
All of our fantastic driving day packages, which make excellent presents for any motoring enthusiasts and allow you to push the Ariel Atom to its maximum, are listed above. You may either purchase an open gift certificate or reserve a specific date.
How can I make a reservation for an Ariel Atom driving experience?
We aim to make booking your trip as simple as possible for you. You may either purchase an open gift certificate for one of our Ariel Atom driving days or book straight onto a date from our constantly updated Events Calendar.
If you don't find any dates for your preferred experience on the voucher page, please contact our Customer Service team, who will be able to provide you with the most up-to-date availability.
We always welcome Group or Corporate reservations for our packages; further information on how to contact us for this can be found on our dedicated Corporate Experience Days page.
Our gift vouchers are typically valid for 10 months but please check yours specifically - as certain offers have shorter or longer expirations. We will normally state if a driving experience is for junior drivers - but this is not always possible. If the driver fails to meet the requirements regarding licence; age; weight; height - they will be unable to drive the vehicle. If you are unsure about any details our customer service team are always on hand Monday-Friday to assist you.