If you’re looking for a little fun both on and off-road, you need to check out the brand-new Nomad from the UK’s Ariel Motor Company. For over 14o years Ariel has been design and innovation at the forefront of development. From the 48″ wheel ‘penny farthing’ bicycle with the first and patented spoked wheel in 1870 to the current iterations of the Atoms, the company strives to build some of the fastest and most unique vehicles on the planet.
Brother to Ariel’s iconic Atom, the Nomad shares the same exoskeleton chassis design theory combined with lightweight components for extreme performance and reliability. The Nomad will be hand-built to order in the United States by TMI Auto Tech in South Boston, Virginia. TMI Auto Tech has been Ariel’s stateside partner for the past eight years and served as both manufacturing and sales for North, Central, and South American markets.
The Nomad will be available in two well-equipped models: Sport or Tactical. Clients will be able to select with Nomad version best suits their specific needs, and then customize it further with an array of useful options. Pricing on the Nomad starts at $80,000 for the Sports version and $92,250 for the Tactical. Both models are powered by a 2.4 K24 Honda 4 cylinder i-VTEC that produces 230 HP at 7,200 rpm and 220 ft/lbs of torque at 4,300 rpm.
Considering the Nomad weighs under 1,500 lbs, it will do 0 to 60 in 3.4 seconds and 0 to 100 in 8.7 seconds. For a complete breakdown of specs and more information on the Nomad, you can visit the TMI Auto Tech website. While we haven’t had a chance to get behind the wheel of one yet, check out the humorous video review by Car Throttle …