The Ariel Atom V8 is an open-wheel, open-cockpit, road legal vehicle manufactured by Ariel.
The Ariel Atom V8 is a high-performance version of the Ariel Atom, featuring a 3.0 L V8 engine producing around 500 HP. The main difference to the Atom are the carbon fibre body panels and aerofoils.
The Ariel Atom V8 is a top-tier Class D car added in the Fall Out Boy Update, with the following rank statistics:
- Starting rank: 1050
- Hidden MAX rank: 1162
- The car does not have any MAX upgrades, but 10 Pro Kit levels instead.
- PRO rank: 1372
- Tuning Kit bonus: +49
The Ariel Atom V8, as a lightweight vehicle, sports amazing acceleration. It has a strong nitro boost coupled with an extreme nitro efficiency of 6/8/10. The downside of the Atom is its mediocre top speed as a result of its large emphasis on nitro. It also has a rather stiff, if not average handling stat, compensated by a very sharp drifting radius. However, this results in frequent "over-steering" of the Atom.
Adding on to that, the Atom is a relatively fragile car, with a tendency to wreck easily. While not every collision is a guaranteed Wreck, players should expect more wrecks than usual while driving the Atom.
The Atom is a competitive Class D car if one does not have the Mazda RX-8 (the current best Class D car), especially with its increased price of 2,100. However, if one already owns the RX-8, the Atom is merely a collector's car as its lack of utility in multiplayer and high upgrade requirements are its biggest shortcomings.
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 a poor choice for multiplayer as its starting rank of 1050 puts it in races with multiplayer tuned Audi R8 e-tron Special Editions at 1111 with a speed of 450 kmh / 279 mph, of which the Atom is guaranteed to lose against. The e-tron SE is not its only competition though, and the Atom will lose to several others cars as well at any rank, even more obscure ones.
The Atom is a similarly poor choice for TLE's as the Mazda RX-8 and Donkervoort D8 GTO are still superior choices over the Atom. While both require engine cards that may be difficult to obtain and have only buying prices, neither require the absurd number of engine cards or restrictive availability that the Atom has.
The Atom is neither purchasable with or nor is it buildable with Blueprints. The car has to be obtained by completing its Championship. The Atom notably, requires a whopping 68 V8 engines in its Pro Kits, beating the previous records of 60 V8 engines for the Arash AF10 and 64 V6 engines for the Renault Sport R.S. 01. The Atom requires an additional 10 of each Class D part, 22 Early & Initial Tech cards and 1,135,925 for its Pro Kits.
- 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. Players are given 7 days to complete the event.