You can now buy an Ariel Nomad off-roadster in America
Do you like Ariel Atoms? Muddy roads? Have we got the car for you!
The video above shows the first US-spec Nomad being run through its paces by its Northeast distributor, Ace Performance Tuning.
The Nomad, being a hand-built specialty vehicle in its most esoteric, won't be cheap. Ace Performance Tuning lists the starting price of the base Nomad (the Sport trim) at $80,000, and the higher-zoot Tactical model comes with an improved spec sheet (with goodies like Ohlins dampers and a winch-mount bumper) for $92,250.
Both are powered by Honda 2.4-liter K24 inline-fours making 230 hp, mounted amidships and running through a close-ratio six-speed manual. The Nomads are rear-drive only, so it's more Baja 1000 buggy than rock-crawler. Still, the Nomad weighs just 1,430 lbs in US-spec – that's likely a dry weight, but even with the weight of fluids and passengers this off-roader treads lightly and has a ton of power.
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