DDMWorks has released the first Ariel Atom 700 conversion, which is based on the Ariel Atom 2 using the 2.0 liter Ecotec engine. The package combines both a supercharger and a turbo on one engine to produce 700hp, which is a stunning 350hp/liter.
The engine is fitted with many upgrades including Darton Mid sleeves, custom ceramic coated Wiseco pistons, H-beam Carrillo connecting rods, and ARP hardware. The original M62 supercharger is re-installed along with a Garrett GTX 3076 turbocharger to supply the airflow required to reach the 700hp goal. Fueling is supplied by 1,100cc injectors and an Aeromotive 1,000 fuel pump. A custom air-to-water heat exchanger is used to cool the supercharger output along with an air-to-air intercooler in the rear to cool the air from the turbo, both units custom made for the conversion by Griffin Thermal Products.
The conversion uses a pair of boost controllers to control the boost feeding the engine from the supercharger and turbo. One of the controllers is hooked up to a Tial MV-R water cooled wastegate to keep the turbo boost at 35psi on high boost. A second boost controller is used to turn the supercharger off once the turbo pressure exceeds the output of the supercharger, increasing efficiency and allowing more power to get to the ground.
Exhaust, intercooler tubing, and tubular exhaust manifold are all custom made in house by DDMWork’s fabricators and fitted to the car by hand, then finished off with ceramic coating. Final custom tuning of the ECM and boost controllers is also done in house on their Dynocom dyno to verify the 700hp before delivery.
To handle the power of the conversion, 225mm wide Toyo R888’s are mounted on custom 16×7 wheels up front and 275mm R888’s mounted on custom 17×9 wheels in the rear.
The end result, the 1,450 pound Ariel Atom 700 achieves a power to weight ratio that exceeds most all production cars, including exotics, with only 2.07 pounds per horsepower! Along with this power to weight, the power is selectable by the driver while driving, with three selectable power levels of 450, 575 and 700hp.
Pricing is dependent on options and power requested, please contact DDMWorks for an individual price quote.