/Arash AF8 Revealed with 550-hp V8 Engine

Arash AF8 Revealed with 550-hp V8 Engine

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As promised, Arash Farboud released images and details of his new super car, which he calls the AF8 prior to its Geneva Motor Show debut. As expected, the Arash AF8 is powered by an American engine and seeks performance through lightness.

The beating heart of Arash AF8 super car is a 7.0 liter V8 with 550 horsepower and 640Nm of torque, mounted on the rear subframe, featuring carbon intake system, pressure fed lubrication system, independent oil circuit with cooler, and a 6-speed manual gearbox.

The AF8 weighs 1,200 kg, which is fairly light for a car of this type. This mean the car is seriously fast, accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in about 3.5 seconds, and capable of achieving a top speed of 200 mph.

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Visually, Arash AF8 looks rather similar to the AF10 that went before, albeit less crazy. The car features a flat underbelly for aerodynamic purposes, along with front and rear spoilers and a rear diffuser. It also benefits from “Hybrid” chassis construction using carbon fiber and aluminium honeycomb, but body panels are pure carbon fiber. The AF8 rolls on 19-inch wheels up front and 20-inch wheels out back, shod with 235/35ZR19 and 345/30ZR20 Michelin Pilot Cup 2 tires, respectively.

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Other notable features of the Arash AF8 include heated front screen; carbon interior with choice of colours; titanium exhaust system with by-pass valves; light weight double skined aluminium fuel tanks; air conditioning; touch screen multimedia system; and bi-xenon front lights with LED rear lights. The car has a 70 liter fuel tank which, given the size of the engine, does not seem enough. You also get 42 liters of luggage space!

Pricing and availability of Arash AF8 will be announced later.

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