Personally I have a love hate relationship with cars off road. I like but today it is difficult to enjoy. Fortunately companies like Ariel known for its sports as strange as cash dare to offer models as their new Ariel Nomad essentially an Atom ready to conquer any unpaved road.
And when we say essentially so. Ariel has caught Atom chassis and arranged with everything you need to leave the asphalt. Thus we find the same tubular chassis which has now been integrated surround him a safety cage along with a new front windshield.
The configuration is similar to the sport and suspensions remain the same independent. What has been done has been to increase the routes and adjust to their new condition moron. With this the Ariel Nomad has a priori with headroom to very interesting ground while more absorbency.
Just look inside to realize their intentions. Has remained the same cabin facing the Atom with only two seats arranged with individual backets and a fully simplified instrumentation. All this is done in pursuit of minimizing weight which will be around 700 kilos.
A very well resolved figure for a car that will have a central rear engine for now little is known. It is safest to keep the Honda engines with those already circulating the Atom but it is also possible that the power is not so high to maintain a modicum of control on slippery ground.
And the Ariel Nomad will be a fun machine RWD with mechanical differential whose power will come from the engine through a box of 6 relations. It has off road tires to ensure traction in loose terrain just as it has worked in the development of the brakes.
The Ariel Nomad is a model that formally meet in January at the Autosport International. Only then will it give details including a catalog of optional find among them surely additional protections and new headlights.