Car paparazzi extraordinaire Shmee150 recently paid a visit to Arash Motorcars, proving once again that when it comes to sniffing out the fastest machines on the planet, this guy is one of the best in the business. His latest video is more like a 30-minute episode of diving into everything and anything that has to do with one of the most highly regarded niche supercar builders in the world.
Speaking with Arash Farboud himself, the two discussed, among other things, the company’s latest pride and joy, the AF8 supercar.
It’s already known in and out of the industry that the AF8 is one shiny piece of metal and carbon fiber with matching performance credentials to boot. The floor of the supercar is actually made from Kevlar-carbon composite to provide “ballistic” protection against stones and road debris, and lest we forget, the AF8 is powered by an insane, GM-sourced, LS7 7.0-liter V-8 that produces 550 horsepower, enough to push the AF8 to 200 mph.
There’s more to just the discussion of the AF8 in this video so we’re advising everyone to watch the whole episode to get a full idea on how Arash has established itself as one of the finest exotic car builders in the world.
Friday was February 28, 2014, and if you are a fan of boutique supercar makers, you likely remember that as the date that Arash revealed its all-new supercar. Well here it is, folks. Meet the new Arash AF8. The car is all-new and features a design that takes some of the best parts of Arash’s previous models and blends them together into one stunning machine. Power still comes from a GM-sourced, LS7 7.0-liter V-8 that produces 550 horsepower; enough to push the AF8 to 200 mph.
Keeping all those carbon body panels together is a chassis that is built from a collection of steel, aluminum and carbon. Items like the side-impact beams are made from high-strength steel, while the roll cage system is strengthened with carbon. My favorite part is the floor, which has been made with a Kevlar-carbon composite to provide “ballistic” protection against stones and road debris.
When it comes to making your supercar sound awesome, a “ballistic protection” floor is a great place to start.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Arash AF8.
Arash Farboud made its first step out into the market with the AF-10 back in 2009 and since then, rumors about an AF-8 model started making their way around the circuit. Not much has sprouted from the rooted rumors, but our confirmation for the super car has finally come in the form of an AF-8 scale model. This scale AF-8 - designed by Bujär Muharremi and Toby Mellor - showed up at the annual Coventry University Automotive Design degree show in UK and previews the final design of the production model scheduled to be revealed at next year’s Geneva Motor Show.
The AF-8 production model will be powered by a Corvette V8 engine producing as much as 700 bhp. When it goes on sale, it will do so with a price tag of about $200,000. By comparison, the AF-10 is powered by a 7.0-liter LS7 Corvette Z06-sourced engine, which produces 550 HP and 475 lb/ft of torque and is capable of hitting a top speed of 205 mph. Recently, an AF-10 supercar was sold for an impressive $2 million.
Arash Cars is now a brand owned by Arash Motor Company Ltd (Formerly known as Farboud Ltd). The brand and company have been emalgamated to form Arash Motor Company Ltd (AMC) in order to seperate the differences from any company Arash Farboud has been associated in the past.