Ariel to premiere an off-road buggy

  • AFP
  • Updated: Dec 31, 2014 15:56 IST

On January 6, ahead of Autosport International in Birmingham, England, the British manufacturer Ariel will present the Nomad, its new high-performance dune buggy.

According to Autocar, the two-seater weighs in at around 700kg and packs a 2.4-liter Honda engine with 200hp. An off-road version of the Atom, the Nomad has a similarly sporty appearance thanks to its bare space frame chassis. Ariel has added several elements that set the dune buggy apart, including a strong brush guard and a sturdy roll cage. The first Ariel Nomad buggies are slated to ship in summer 2015.

Ariel, which specializes in sports vehicles, is known primarily for its Atom, a road-ready, ultra-lightweight performance car with no bodywork, windshield or roof. Earlier in 2014, the brand presented the Ariel Ace, a motorcycle based on the Honda VFR 1200. The model stands out for its aggressive design and 170hp motor.

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