Ariel Hipercar fits Michelin Pilot Cup 2 tyres as standard

Ariel Hipercar fits Michelin Pilot Cup 2 tyres as standard

You’ve heard of the Ariel Atom and the off-road loving Ariel Nomad. Last August Ariel Motor Company entered supercar territory with the launch of the 1180 bhp electric-powered Hipercar.

325/30 R21 Michelin Pilot Cup 2 tyres are fitted to the rear of the Ariel Hipercar as standard, with 265/35 R20s on the front (Photo: Ariel)

But which tyres are transferring the 295bhp and 450Nm of torque per wheel to the road? Michelin Pilot Cup 2 tyres in 265/35 R20 size on the front and 325/30 R21 on the rear, with the option of the Michelin Cup 2R tyres for even stickier.

The Ariel Hipercar offers sub 2 seconds to 60mph and sub 4 seconds to 100mph.

“We still have a lot of testing, tuning and detail work to carry out over the next year or two prior to production, but what we are showing [in August] is essentially what we intend to produce. Developing another of the world’s fastest and technically advanced cars is important for us but anchoring the technology that has been developed in this country and building a British EV supply chain is vital for the UK economy. Hipercar isn’t just a milestone in vehicle design, it’s a demonstration of what we can do as an industry”, said Simon Saunders, director of Ariel.



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