Ariel announce limited edition Nomad R
17th July 2020
Following the launch of the Nomad in 2015 and the supercharged version in 2016 Ariel Motor Company are pleased to announce the ultimate version of the Ariel Nomad – the Nomad R.
As a Limited Edition of just five cars the Nomad R with feature an increase in power to 335bhp, a 6 speed sequential Sadev gearbox and Bilstein MDS dampers taking the R version of the Nomad to yet more extreme levels of performance. Designed and tuned to ‘Tarmac Rally’ specifications the Nomad R gives ultimate performance in an on/off road car biased towards road and track use.
As with all Ariel products the Nomad R has a Honda engine at its heart. Differing from the standard Nomad, which features a 2.4 litre Honda K24 engine, the Nomad R has a K20Z3 2.0 litre engine fitted with Ariel’s own Eaton Type, twin lobe supercharger system. Power is up by 100bhp on the standard car and torque is up by 90Nm.
Drive is via a 6 speed, close ratio Sadev sequential race gearbox. Similar to those used in the Ariel Atom 3.5R and original Atom V8 but uprated to the latest ST82-17 model. The aluminium ST82-17 is the flagship of the Sadev range combining optimised architecture in a small package weighing only 38 kilos.
The Nomad R features the standard long travel geometry but now controlled by specifically developed Bilstein MDS 2 way adjustable monotube dampers. Individual adjustment is possible for compression and rebound and these are complemented by Eibach Springs again developed specifically for the car. Lightweight 18” multispoke alloy rims are fitted with Yokohama A052 tyres. 4 piston Alcon calipers and 2 piece ventilated discs are fitted front and rear with adjustable brake bias for off road use.
Revised ergonomics and the latest individual, lightweight Atom 4 seats feature in the Nomad R together with full harness seat belts. Bodywork is a mix of composite and rotationally moulded parts with high vulnerability areas designed to take abuse and Nomad R graphics complete the package. A range of options, as with all Ariel products, is available to individualise each car to customer requirements.
Performance of the Nomad R has been aimed at very high speed road and track use. The gear ratios fitted as standard give acceleration of 0-60mph (97km/h) in 2.9seconds and a top speed of 121mph (193km/h).