Wimmer RS Brings a Surplus of Ponies to the Ariel Atom 3

Combine a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged Honda engine at the rear pushing out up to 300-horsepower with a lightweight construction that tips the scales at just 469 kg (1,034 pounds), and you don't need to be an expert to know that even in completely stock form, the Ariel Atom 3 is a one helluva pocket rocket.

Nevertheless, the tuning industry is always eager to push the limits on any type of vehicle. This time the culprit is Germany tuning house Wimmer RS, which has introduced a new power kit for the Atom 3 300.

The mods made to the four-cylinder engine by Wimmer RS include ECU optimization software, a compressor overhaul, a fuel pump conversion and a new sport exhaust system together with Rennkat.

The result is a whopping -remember, it's a 2.0-liter engine- 340 hp and 282 Nm (208 lb-ft). According to the German tuning firm, the power-upgrade helps this 469kg punk rocker of a sports car accelerate from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in a blink of an eye -2.8 seconds - while the 200 km/h (124 mph) mark comes after a mere 7.1 seconds.

For pricing details and availability you'll have to contact Wimmer RS.