Ariel, maker of the hardcore Atom open-wheeler, has unveiled a new off-road buggy called the Nomad.
The vehicle will make its official debut in January at Autosport International. Ariel boss Simon Saunders describes the Nomad as the “Atom’s mucky brother”. The vehicle is two-wheel drive, but has been modified to handle off-road conditions. It has high ground clearance, chunky tyres and a long-travel suspension.
There is no official word yet on what will power the Nomad, but rumors suggest that it will be a Honda 2,4-litre four-pot mill that develops around 150 kW of power, and will be mated to a six-speed manual shifter.