Arash Cars is ready to show the drooling public its long-awaited super car, the AF-10. Using a 7.0-litre V8 from GM, the British AF-10 produces a respectable 550 bhp+.
Arash Farboud’s dreams are coming true, slowly but surely. Hopefully, by extension, ours will also come true. But first we must go through what exactly these dreams are, and to glance to the right of you, you can spot the final production version of the Arash AF10 from Arash Cars.
Since the car went into design in 2005, one or two versions have been seen at select motor shows, but finally we see the real thing. Interestingly Arash is going against what one would term ‘traditional’ British practice of using as small an engine block as possible to keep the weight to a minimum. They have sourced GM’s ‘Vette volcano, the 7.0-litre unit producing around 550 bhp. It is good for a 0 – 60mph (96.5 km/h) time of under 3.4 seconds, and a top speed of over 200mph. Transmission is courtesy of a 6-speed manual gearbox from Grazianno, the same people who brought us Ferrari Enzo’s gearbox. Running rubber are 19-inch tyres standard, with an optional 21-inch on offer.
To reduce weight, instead of a small engine Arash has opted for a carbon fiber body shell and chassis, which does not mean comfort compromise as interior is fitted in leather with sat nav standard, as well as an MP3 player and rear view camera with an integrated touch screen. Arash Cars promises a supercharged version later, which will be good for a nice and healthy 850 bhp. We certainly don’t mind, do we?