The Ariel Nomad Tactical Is The Dune Buggy of Your Dreams

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You're probably thinking that this off-road spec Ariel Atom is just another wild concept from the mind of a visual artist who re-imagined one of the world's fastest cars as a dune buggy.

But thankfully, the Ariel Nomad Tactical is very real indeed, and Classic Car Studio is selling one for far less than the current MSRP. 

The St. Louis-based dealer and restoration shop lists a 2017 model equipped with many of the features that come standard in the latest iteration of the indisputably badass Nomad Tactical buggy: a six-speed manual transmission with a limited-slip diff, Ariel's proprietary intake and exhaust system, and a 2.4-liter, 230-horsepower in-line four that's good for a 3.5-second zero-to-60 mph time and a top speed of 120 mph. 

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Classic Car Studio also promises that long-travel remote reservoir shocks by JRI ensure that the beefed-up Atom can rip around corners and absorb bumps on rough terrain much better than, say, a Volkswagen dune buggy

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A serious set of brakes outfitted with Alcon Motorsport calipers and beefy pads ensure that all 1,750 lbs of the featherweight vehicle can stop on a dime. 

Inside, the cockpit boasts an LCD back lit digital dash with speed, RPM, temperature, fuel level, odometer, gear position, and shift-light display, and controls for a front-mounted winch. 

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We'd be remiss to if we didn't mention that the "Desert"-and-black color scheme, knobby off-road tires and roof-mounted floodlights create a totally badass visual. 

Best of all, this 2017 Ariel Nomad Tactical with just over 10,000 miles can be yours for $70,000—$22,250 less than you'd pay for the 2019 version without upgrades. 

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Head to Classic Car Studio for further details.