Arash - AF8 Price: from £168,000
Last Updated On: 24/07/2017
The exciting Arash AF8 is a stunningly designed and highly individual supercar, made from carbon fibre panels surrounding a hybrid chassis construction using carbon fibre and aluminium honeycomb.
Passenger safety is a major consideration and the car features high tensile steel side impact tubes for side sills and door inner crash structures and a carbon reinforced roll cages system. The use of ‘uni-directional carbon reinforced plastic’ has been used in crash sensitive areas as well as the engine brace. This system is frequently used in formula and prototype racing cars.
It is powered by a massive 7 litre V8, which generates 550bhp @7500rpm and 645Nm of torque @6000rpm, and is driven via a rear subframed-mounted six-speed manual gearbox. This results in a top speed of 200mph (322km/h) and a 0-60mph (97km/h) time of 3.5 seconds. The AF8 weighs in at just 1200kg.
Inside the AF8 the materials are lightweight and exquisite. Carbon fibre, aluminium and beautifully stitched leather is used everywhere. Titanium is used for the heater controls so that they stay warm to the touch in the winter and they are cool to touch in the summer. The cockpit is laid out to give a sense of purpose with its high rise central tunnel, "jet" like, exciting but comfortable and confidence inspiring. The majority of controls are operated via touchscreen.
The Arash AF8 is available in three model variations: Launch Edition, Cassini and Falcon Edition (see image 8).