Ariel Motor Company Ltd is a low-volume performance motor vehicle manufacturing company in Crewkerne, in Somerset, England.
Founded by Simon Saunders in 1991 as Solocrest Ltd., the name was changed in 1999 to Ariel Motor Company Ltd. The original Ariel Motors remains as the trading company of the Ariel Owners Motorcycle Club (AOMCC) Ariel Motorcycles firm. Ariel Motor Company is one of the UK’s smallest automotive companies, with just 19 employees, producing up to 100 cars per year.
The company manufactures the Ariel Atom, an extremely light, high performance car, powered by a Honda Civic Type-R engine and gearbox. The Atom is the world’s first road-going exoskeletal car; it has no bodywork or roof, and is built entirely around the tube chassis, making it weigh less than 500 kg. This means that the latest model, the Ariel Atom 3.5R supercharged model has a power-to-weight ratio of around 700 bhp (520 kW) per tonne.
Drive a Ariel Atom today! Ariel Atom driving experiences from ‘Driving Experiences’ are the best and most affordable driving experiences in the UK. Ariel Atom driving experiences start from as little as £39.
- Welcome introduction and sign in with our team to collect your itinerary!
- Drivers briefing with an experienced and qualified instructor.
- You will drive ariel Atom for 3 miles around the track.
- FREE High Speed Passenger Ride in Performance saloon
- FREE 4×4 Offroad Passenger Ride (Prestwold Only)
- You also have the option to view or purchase professional photographs taken whilst you have been driving.
- Please collect a certificate to commemorate your driving experience from our media desk.
Why not book your Ariel Atom driving experience today?
|Min Age: ||The minimum age to participate in a driving experience is 17 years old. (Individuals under the age of 18 need parental/guardian consent to participate.) |
|Min Height: ||The minimum height to participate in a driving experience is 5ft. |
|Max Height:||The maximum height to participate in a driving experience is 6ft 4in. (Please contact us to discuss your options regarding this.)|
|Max Weight:||The maximum weight to participate in a driving experience is 20 stone. (Please contact us to discuss your options regarding this.)|
|Driving License:||All participants must hold a full valid driving license and must have this present with them on the day the event is taking place. (International licenses accepted.) |
|Communication:||All participants must have a good basic understanding of the English language and must be able to understand basic hand maneuvers. |
|Clothing:||Appropriate clothing and footwear must be worn at all times during the event. |
|Health:||Participants must be in good health and must wear glasses if required. |
|Drinking:||Individuals who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to participate. |
|Vouchers:||Vouchers hold a 12-month validity period, unless otherwise stated. |
|Expiration Date:||Experiences must be booked and taken before the expiry date of the voucher. |
|Book Ahead:||We do ask that you book a minimum of 8 weeks in advance. |
|Cancelation Cover:||Cancelation cover can be purchased separately, this covers you in the instance of death in the immediate family, breakdown on the way to an event or illness on the day. |
|Availability:||All experiences are subject to availability with regards to cars, date and venue. |
|Weather:||We still operate during adverse weather; however we hold the right to cancel an experience if the weather is too severe. |
|Spectators:||Spectators are welcome at all our venues. |
|Under Sixteens:||Individuals under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. |
|Our Dates:||Most experiences are available February to November. |
|Insurance:||When attending an experience with ourselves you are fully insured to drive our cars however you may be liable for the excess payment if any claim needs to be made due to damage on the vehicles. It is advised that participants purchase a waiver indemnity that is offered to them at the time of booking and on the day. |
This information is only a guideline and we do ask that you read our terms and conditions
carefully before purchasing an experience.
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