Ariel Motors Ltd — the English company on small-scale production of sports cars which is in the city of Kryukern, the County of Somerset, Great Britain.
The staff of the company totals only seven people who make about 100 cars in a year. The company was founded by Simon Sanders (Simon Saunders) in 1991 as Solocrest Ltd, in 2001 the name of the company was changed to Ariel Motors, thus the company has nothing in common with the Ariel Motorcycles company existing from 1902 to 1970 making motorcycles. In June, 2014 I presented the motorcycle of own development which received the name - Ace. The public debut took place at a speed festival in Goodwood.
The name Ariel is of great importance in the history of the British automotive industry. It found the origin in Hebrew, and is translated as "Liminology God", but was considered that the British founders thought up this name, having inspired by Shakespeare's play "Storm" where the spirit of air so was called.
The company achieved the first achievement in 1870 and called it Ariel Ordinary. The bicycle which had two speeds of transfers, 48-inch forward wheels and which patented easy completely steel frame became it. After that, at the beginning of the 1900th years, Ariel, one of the first British automobile firms, presented to public two typical roadsters. The 1100-kilogram double car called Ariel Grand Prix Racer which was put in action 2325 cubic see 4-cylinder by the engine was the first. The second called Hillclimber which was a four-seater classical roadster with an aluminum body and with the single-cylinder engine 3000 cubic see which power made 60 h.p.
Ariel Atom 2 was the improved version of the first Atom, but differed in the 2,0-liter Honda VTEC engine and 6-staged in a mechanical transmission of Honda. The success of Ariel Atom flew up after Atom 2 took part in the popular British automobile show Top Gear.
Ariel Atom 2 received a praise for the surprising acceleration, quality of handwork, sensitive and predictable management. Atom earned a world record, having reached the fastest time of acceleration from zero to 100 miles/h and back.1 - 23
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