Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Ariel Motor | posted December 29, 2014 14:14
Say hello to Atom's mucky brother
Ariel Motor Company has revealed their off-roader buggy named Nomad ahead of its debut at the Autosport International Show in January.
The Nomad is a vehicle that combines the capabilities of a track-focused sports car and a 4x4 off-roader. It is described by the company boss as "Atom's mucky brother" that comes with higher ground clearance and fitted with bulkier tires. The Nomad is also designed with a long-travel suspension and a comprehensive rollover protection to enable the vehicle to take on rough off-road courses.
As of this writing, Ariel has not released the final specification of the Nomad but, various reports state that it will weigh around 700 kg. There will also be a variety of wheel and tire combinations. The company says they are currently testing prototypes with 15-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 235/70 tires.
In terms of power, the Nomad is equipped with a four-cylinder 2.4-liter engine sourced from Honda which can deliver 202 PS. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission which is also provided by Honda. It will also have a mechanical limited slip differential offered as standard.