A while back the Top Gear Magazine team hit the dirt with a Mercedes G500 4×4 and a Ford Raptor, filmed it, and put it online. That video did rather well, so they decided to make another one, this time starring the Ariel Nomad.
Built by the prestigious British sports car maker, Ariel Nomad is supposed to be the Atom of the rough terrain, delivering the same thrill its road-going sibling delivers on tarmac on mud and gravel and rocks. Let’s see how it does:
Airel Nomad Specifications:
Engine: 2.4 K24 Honda 4 cylinder i-VTEC, Alloy block, cylinder head, sump
Power: 235 BHP @ 7200 rpm Torque 300Nm @ 4300 rpm
Gearbox: 6 Speed close ratio + reverse aluminium alloy casing, Hydraulic clutch.
Exhaust: 4 – 2 –1 fabricated stainless steel exhaust manifold, Stainless silencer.
Chassis: Bronze welded steel tube. Phosphated, powder coated finish.
Suspension: Double unequal length TIG welded fabricated wishbones front and rear, outboard Bilstein dampers front and rear, alloy steel Eibach coil springs front and rear
Steering: Rack and pinion cast alloy steering rack 1.7 turns lock to lock
Body: Non structural roto- mould toughened polyethylene
Length: 3215. Width 1850. Height 1425
Track: 1585 front and rear. Wheelbase 2348 – 670kg
- 0-60 mph 3.4 seconds (0-100kph)
- 0-100mph 8.7 seconds (0-165mph)
- Top speed 125 mph