In 2008, Arash Motor Company revealed its production AF10 model, and now, eight years later, the vehicle has been given a significant update for this year’s Geneva Motor Show.
Most importantly, the AF10’s powertrain is one of the most powerful setups on a modern day vehicle. A 6.2-liter supercharged V8 is paired with four electric motors for a combined 2,080 horsepower and 1,683 pound-feet of torque. The engine alone contributes 900 hp and 886 lb-ft of torque. With an electric motor at each wheel, the AF10 benefits from all-wheel drive performance. As a result, the supercar accelerates to 60 mph in less than 3.0 seconds and tops 201 mph, provided enough road.
All that force reaches the tarmac via a six-speed manual gearbox or an optional automatic transmission. As for the hardware, each electric motor uses a two-speed gearbox and 32kWh lithium ion battery that is automatically recharged via the four motor generators.
The AF10’s carbon fiber body sits on a 13-piece carbon fiber reinforced chassis with aluminum honeycomb construction. Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires provide supreme levels of grip, and a built-in lifting system helps owners avoid scraping the expensive bodywork when going over speed bumps.
Though the AF10 is certainly Arash’s halo model, the automaker also offers a milder AF8 model with a GM-sourced 7.0-liter V8 and 550 hp. The AF8 also uses a six-speed manual transmission and carbon fiber body to keep weight down to a skimpy 2,645 pounds. 0 to 60 mph takes just 3.5 seconds and the AF8 continues on to a 195 mph top speed.
Arash will display both models at Geneva in two weeks. Prices for the AF8 start at £350,000 ($491,000) and £1.1 million (or $1.54 million) for the insane AF10. Should buyers want more racing hardware, the AF10 can be optioned with a roll cage, fire extinguisher, and other goodies for an additional £100,000.
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