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Ariel officially reveals Nomad off-roader buggy

Ariel officially reveals Nomad off-roader buggy image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Ariel Motor Company | posted January 08, 2015 11:31

It can go from 0 - 97 km/h in 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 201 km/h

After annonucing their off-road buggy last month, Ariel Motor Company recently revealed the final specification of the Nomad.

Much like the Atom, it has a tubular body structure made from non-structural rotational molded toughened polyethylene. Its body dimension measures 3215mm long, 1850mm wide, 1425mm high and has a wheelbase that measures 2348mm. Its chassis on the other hand is a powder coated steel tubed frame with aluminum bulkheads. All in all, it has a curb weight of 670 kg.

The rear and side of the Ariel Nomad

It has 15-inch alloy wheels wrapped with 235/75/R15 all-terrain tires and sitting behind are 240mm disc brakes that can be adjusted for front or rear bias settings. The suspension system is composed of wishbones, lightweight fabricated uprights, Bilstein dampers and Eibach steel alloy coil springs for both front and rear axles.

The interior of the Ariel Nomad

Inside, it has composite seats that are cloth woven with 5-point adjustment and a four-point quick release harness. It has a 305mm race suede covered steering wheel, a rack and pinion cast alloy steering rack with 1.7 lock-to-lock and a collapsible offset steering column. Providing the necessary information for the driver is a LCD digital display that shows the speedometer, tachometer, odometer, water temperature, fuel level and trip computer.

The 2.4-liter engine of the Ariel Nomad

Providing power to the Ariel Nomad is a Honda-sourced 2.4-liter engine that now produces 238 PS (instead of the 202 PS previously reported) at 7,200 rpm and 300 Nm of torque at 4,300 rpm. The engine is mated with a 6-speed manual transmission. It can go from 0 – 97 km/h in 3.4 seconds and has a top speed of 201 km/h.