• Jul 19, 2006
This week at the British Motor Show, Arash Farboud unveiled a mockup of his company's future supercar, the AF10. Farboud says he'll have a running prototype of the £170,000 exotic early next year. The shape you see here, however, has already been wind tunnel tested, so what you see is likely very close to the AF10's final form. Of the shape Farboud says, "If you're at a set of traffic lights and an Enzo, Carrera GT, Pagani Zonda, Koenigsegg and McLaren SLR all pull up, the AF10 should not look out of place."

The carbon fiber sports car will be powered a 7.0-liter Corvette Z06 engine hooked up with a six-speed Graziano transmission and be capable of 200+ mph. The rest of the car's development will now be done out in the open, with Farboud releasing details and accepting feedback on his supercar along the way.

[Source: PistonHeads]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Farboud's Dad made a lot of money selling pharmaceuticals. This is his third vanity project and doesn't look like it'll be any more successful than the first two. The first was stillborn, primarily because it was a total rip-off of a Porsche GT1 that would have ended up in the courts. The second was underdeveloped then sold on to Chris Marsh, scion of the Marcos clan. It still appears in the News sections of some magazines now and then with further delays to delivery.
      If Arash really believes anyone would buy this under-engineered parody rather than an Enzo, Carrera GT, Pagani Zonda, Koenigsegg or McLaren SLR he must be nuts. Well, maybe instead of a Koenigsegg. Anyone read a test of the Koeniggs-dogs-egg which didn't result in the engineers having to be called in from Sweden?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Of the shape Farboud says, "If you're at a set of traffic lights and an Enzo, Carrera GT, Pagani Zonda, Koenigsegg and McLaren SLR all pull up, the AF10 should not look out of place."

      U KIDDING, MISTA??? IT LOOKS LIKE NEMO ON THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA LOOKING FOR HIS DADDYFISH
      -- AND MAY I POINT OUT THAT A-RASH IS A BIT TOO CLOSE
      TO KEE-RASH TO MAKE A GOOD CAR NAME

      AND THAT LIGHT MUST BE IN BAHRAIN -- IN NEARBY BEV HILLS, I SEE A FEW ORDINARY MERCEDES MIXED IN
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's still a long, long way to genuine production, even limited. How many would be Enzo are out there? I'm not saying it won't happen, but many, many have come this far, or farther, before. I'll wait for the real thing, and Arash might do better by not tipping his hand too early.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I saw the artist's concept sketches for this car and they were brilliant- there was a continuity of line that blended the soft flowing lines and masculine planar surfaces cohesively into a well-formed package.

      It's so typical these days that a car will look weak from one end or the other, for example the Enzo, which has a stunning front end but would look better with the back half of the Saleen grafted on.

      However the sketches for the A-10 looked great. Unfortunately, this photo makes it look like a craptastic piece of junk.

      Was anybody reading this in attendance to have seen it in the round? I'm wondering how it presents overall- the oblique photo angle shown here is obviously unflattering.

      • 8 Years Ago
      how often do all these: "Enzo, Carrera GT, Pagani Zonda, Koenigsegg and McLaren SLR" pull up at the same light? Seriously
      • 8 Years Ago
      Tim UF,

      I think he was making a point... nevermind.
      • 8 Years Ago
      can u say butt ugly. like the smooshed front end of a 360 modena.

      my opinion.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks like a Pininfarina design knockoff...
      • 8 Years Ago
      200+ mph with 505 hp? thing must me damn aerodynamic.
      • 8 Years Ago
      WHY NOT CALL IT THE EGO-10 -- MORE ACCURATE?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Well, the car definitely looks futuristic. But the assymentrical design would definitely not be good at high speeds even if best aerodynamic principles are used.