The Ariel Atom 500 V8 is an open-wheel track car by Ariel.
The Ariel Atom 500 V8 is a high-performance version of the Ariel Atom, featuring a 3.0 L (2,970 cc; 181.2 cu in) racing V8 engine producing 475 hp (354 kW) and 268 ft·lb (363 N·m). The main differences from the Atom are the carbon fiber body panels and aerofoils. The V8 is an extremely high-revving one, revving past 10,000 rpm.
The Ariel Atom 500 V8 is capable of reaching 60 mph (97 km/h) in 3 seconds, after which it hits 100 mph (161 km/h) 2.7 seconds later. It has a top speed exceeding 177 mph (285 km/h).
Shortened just to Ariel Atom V8, it was added in the Fall Out Boy Update as a high-end Class D car with the following statistics:
- Starting rank: 1050
- Hidden MAX rank: 1242 (+192)
- The car does not have MAX upgrades, but 10 Pro Kit levels instead.
- PRO rank: 1372 (+130)
- This is the highest of any Class D vehicle, excluding the deleted Despicable Me "Villain Wheels".
- Stock to PRO rank difference: +322
- Upgrade Rank Percentages: 10/40/10/40
- Tuning Kit bonus: +49
- Nitro Efficiency: 6/8/10
The Ariel Atom V8 is the highest-ranked vehicle in Class D without Elite tuning. However, the Atom V8 cannot compete with the Mazda RX-8 or Hyundai i30 N. If those two vehicles are not included in the vehicle selection, the Atom V8 will likely be the best Class D vehicle available.
The Atom V8 has an abysmal raw top speed of 165.9 mph / 267.1 km/h, lower than the Cadillac XTS's 166.2 mph / 267.7 km/h. However, combined with its large nitro boost of 61.9 mph / 99.7 km/h, the Atom V8's total top speed is reasonably high at 227.8 mph / 366.8 km/h.
Although the Atom V8 is technically slower than an additional five vehicles in Class D, (seven in total with the RX-8 and i30 N), the Atom V8 is the overall 3rd-best vehicle in Class D with its rapid acceleration, tight drifting & handling and excellent nitro efficiency.
This is the official review of the Ariel Atom V8 on the Asphalt YouTube channel, made by ReV_Tez and published on February 28, 2018:
Time to reach end of Tokyo straight: 8.316s
Perfect nitro duration: 13.002s
Triple nitro duration: 10.131s
French Guiana lap time: 1.12.633
Final verdict: "Although The Ariel Atom V8 is not the new King of D Class, its overall performance is terrific. It is a great alternative to the Mazda RX-8, however it requires 68 V8 engine cards which is excessive. The highlights of this car would be its acceleration and nitro duration!"
The Atom is never seen in the top 100 in general Class D TLEs due to the superior performance of the Mazda RX-8 and Hyundai i30 N. It is, however, better than the SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI and Donkervoort D8 GTO.
During the tentative multiplayer matchmaking of the Fifth Anniversary Update, the Atom's exceptional acceleration, nitro efficiency, and drifting made it an effective alternative to the Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition. With the Fast Lane Update, the Atom was made competitive again and rivals the ED Design Torq and McLaren M14A.
Price & Availability
Outside of its Championship, the Ariel Atom V8 costs 4,800 to purchase. As of the 2019 Spring Update, Pro Kits require 980,000, 40 of each Class D Part, 50 Early & Initial Techs each, and 80 V8 engines.
- Main article: Championship/Ariel Atom V8
The Ariel Atom V8's Championship was released as the 17th Championship event after the Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition's R&D as part of the Fall Out Boy Update on March 2, 2018. The event was revived on January 4, 2019 in the Holiday Update as part of the Asphalt Moments series. Players are given 7 days to complete the event.