Arash Ready to Unveil Its AF8 Supercar
|   Monday, March 03, 2014
British car maker Arash, has come up with a new mid engine super car, known as the AF8. This vehicle aims at taking on Nobel's M600, which is a big target at the moment. Even though official performance figures are yet to be finalized, we have been informed of a £165,000 price tag. Experts are hinting at a top speed near 200 MPH, while acceleration from 0 – 60 MPH should be less than 3.5 seconds.

Powered by a 7.0 liter LS7 V8 engine from Chevrolet, capable of displacing 505 BHP, along with 470 ft lb of torque; this vehicle houses a monster underneath its hood.
Upgraded carbon fiber air intake system, along with a high end exhaust system, helps this vehicle achieve these claimed performance figures. Official testing is underway and we expect results to be out soon.

Mated to a six speed automatic transmission system, independent oil coolers have been added for enhanced reliability. Power is sent to the rear wheels, while braking is ensured via both front and rear disk plates. Ventilated disk brakes provide additional safety, while an advanced tubular chassis features hybrid carbon fiber elements, which checks weight, apart from enhancing safety parameters.

Weighing just about 1,200 kg, this vehicle is 195 kg lighter than Ferrari's 458 Speciale. High tensile steel has been shaped into roll bars for added strength and durability. Carbon reinforced plastics have been used at suitable points for enhancing strength. Custom suspension settings work great, although we are yet to take this vehicle for a spin.

We will be back with a comprehensive report on Arash's latest AF8, as soon as we get this opportunity. Double wish bone suspensions, with oil filled dampers along with a power assisted rack and pinion steering setup are in place. Adjustable rack and pinion is quite important for driving on different terrains, even though this vehicle is strictly to be driven on road.

The AF8's exterior components are composed entirely out of carbon fiber, which does a great job of keeping total weight under control. We have been told of metallic finish being available on this vehicle, even though other paint schemes are yet to be officially unveiled. We think a naked carbon fiber look should look good on this vehicle, although we are not sure if Arash has anything similar in mind.

This vehicle features intense levels of aerodynamics, as it has spent a considerable amount of time in the wind tunnels. The AF8 however has a flat under bed, unlike McLaren's panel laid structure, which they claim enhances aerodynamics. Its interior is heavily laden with high end technology with comfort and safety measures, while the basic list consists of Satellite Navigation, five way traction control and touch screen infotainment system.

LED tail lamps along with Bi Xenon head lamps are a potent addition too, although Arash plans on manufacturing just 36 units of their First Generation AF8. Titanium colored brake caliper, carbon fiber engine cover and carbon fiber rear wing are some of the standard features on this vehicle.
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