Arash Cars unveiled a 550bhp concept car at the British Motor Show. The AF10 is the brainchild of founder Arash Farboud, (the man who launched Farboud cars). It has a projected price of Â£170,000 (312410$).
AF10 features an advanced road car aerodynamic package. The package includes a radical front wing separated from the main front body clam and strong air intake side points. These features have taken influences from Lemans racing cars and F1 cars. Active front and rear wing have been used to achieve an overall impressive aeropackage for high stability and low speed grip.
The 7 liter Corvette Z06 engine has been used for the AF10. Final power output is estimated at 550 hp at 6300 rpm. The unit has been sppecifically chosen due to excellent supply of parts and backup from GM UK and its reliable emmission compliant power delivery.
Grazianno Transmissioni have been chosen as the supplier of gearboxes due to the reliable power heandling and good supply chain for trancmission to the UK. The transaxle unit can be found in many high level OE cars today.
Full carbon and steel frame chassis with steel front and rear crash structure and cradles. The chassis has been designed with kpi angles to achieve sports car feel but supercars presence. The car will undergo extensive wind-tunnel testing with the aim of achieving a 200mph top speed.
"The design has been flavoured mainly by the Enzo as it is in my opinion the most dramatic car of the bunch, however our style has been maximised to flow more from front to rear rather than a split section as per Enzo. Unique features such as the side pods and wings should move the evolution away from the Enzo. Essentially I have chosen not to take the cabin forward as per Pagani and I have deliberately used a large cabin and doors as per McLaren F1 , SLR and Enzo as it allows for easy ingress and egress. Dihedral doors are also a lot easier to manage wind and water ingress due the loss of frameless glass."
The AF10 will be built at Arash Cars’ facility in Sawston, Cambridge, a few miles south-east of Cambridge. A prototype af the AF10 will be launched early next year.
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