Preview: 2020 Ariel Atom 4 arrives with Civic Type R power, $74,750 price tag

The Honda Civic Type R is a fast car. Now just imagine dropping its engine into a lightweight machine resembling a cage on wheels.

Well, that’s exactly what British firm Ariel has done for the fourth generation of its Atom roadster.

Compared to its predecessor, which was certainly no slouch, the Atom 4 has been designed from the ground up with a new chassis, new body, new aerodynamic elements, and of course that new engine. It made its debut in 2018 and is now just weeks away from starting deliveries in the United States.