British boutique car maker Arash is entering the world of hybrid hyper cars with a brand new product that blows even the upcoming Bugatti Chiron out of the water in terms of specs. The new Arash AF10 Hybrid comes, in its most powerful variant, with a “Warp Drive” system that churns out 2,080 horsepower.
The insane powertrain in Arash AF10 consists of a 6.2 liter “muscle” V8 tuned to make 900 horsepower on its own, and it’s boosted with no less than four electric motors, each developing 220 kW. Couple that to a lightweight carbon fiber body that weighs about as much 658 iPhone 6s (that’s according to Arash), and you get hyper car performance with a 0 to 60 mph time of 2.8 seconds, 0-200kmh (124mph) in less than 8 seconds, 0-300kmh (186mph) in less than 27 seconds, and top speed of more than 200 mph.
Mind you, the 2,080-hp version of the Arash AF10 is the Racer model built for the race track, boasting a price tag of £1,200,000. This car without the racing outfit costs £1,100,000. The AF10 range starts at £350,000 for the one with a 550-hp V8 engine. Full technical specifications of the car can be found after the photos. The AF10 itself will debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
Hyper Drive System
Max system power 2080bhp or 1551kW (1.551kW) Max torque 2280Nm total (4x220kW) from electric motors including the 1200nm from petrol engine
V8 Cruciform Crankshaft with displacement of 6,200cm/3. V submerged Supercharger with built in charge cooling.
Maximum power, more than 900bhp and 1200Nm of torque
Total is 880kW ( 4 x 220kW) , 1080Nm (4x 270Nm) . In Bhp 1180 ( 4 x 295bhp ) – Motors manufactured for Arash by Compact Dynamics Germany. Max motor speed is 13,000 rpm
Kreisel Liquid cooled, high performance Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) Hybrid battery.
Energy content, 32kWh at max power output of more than 880kW
On board charging device (22 kW) in the vehicle.
Arash universal charging system
Battery charging also automatically done in Race mode via the 4 electric motors behaving as generators.
Each motor has its own gearbox with 2 speeds.
Petrol engine has a 6 speed manual or paddleshift gearbox.
Carbon reinforced patented 13 piece construction in T1000 carbon fibres and Aramids. Sandwich panels of carbon and aluminium honeycomb. Fuel tanks and battery pack housed in lower floor sections and side pontoons.
Front and rear sub assemblies in machined aluminum and Tig welded box sections. Torsional rigidity more than 60,000Nm per degree twist force.
Front and rear axle Double wishbone with hydraulic lift system. lifts for speed bumps – 15cm. lowers 15cm for high speed ground effect.
High strength Tripod style GKN drive shafts per axle. Air craft specification aluminium hub carriers with titanium bolt components for ‘Racer Hybrid’.
20 x 12 inch rear, 19 x 9 inch fronts. Tyres – Michelin Pilot Sport 2, premium super car tyre. 345, 30 – 20 (Y) rear
Carbon reinforced plastic with aluminium honeycomb sandwich construction throughout. Naked polished finishes in defined areas. Front and side aerofoils. Fixed active rear wing with smaller lower fixed rear wing. Active front high speed wing.
2 x dihedral hydro electically lifting doors with safety anti-drop valve system. Soft close. Neonode Air Bar gesture open system. Arash AP via Vodafone for body functions on Apple Watch or Iphone.
Electro hydraulic rear engine cover and front bonnet lift.
All wheel premium damper with electro hydraulic lifter for speed bumps (+150mm). Lower suspension setting for high speed (+150mm)
Overall more than 201mph with combustion engine
Overall more than 200mph with electric motors
0 -100km (62mph) less than 3 seconds
0-200kmh (124mph) less than 8 seconds
0 – 300kmh (186mph) less than 27 seconds
80-120kmh (50-75mph) less than 1.8s
Acceleration in electric mode only
0 – 60kmh (37mph) less than 3 seconds
0 -100kmh (62mph) less than 5 seconds
Electro hydraulic door opening system with soft close.
Neonode with Air Bar door gesture system. Infotainment system with Air Bar touch-less sat nav, OBD, climate control.
Wheel base: 2,730mm
Fuel Capacity: 70 litres
Boot Capacity: 70 litres