• Oct 11, 2008


Click above for high-res gallery of the Arash AF10

Britain's history is punctuated in no small part by the proliferation of its cottage industry. And while the industrial revolution may have taken care of that to a large degree, it's still alive and thriving in the realm of the supercar. Small independent exotic automakers abound, including names like Ascari, Ultima, Noble, Farboud, Farbio and Arash, to name just a few. Trying to keep track of them all is enough to make your head spin, especially when the same guy is behind the latter three. After selling off Farboud, the new owners changed the name to Farbio and founder Arash Farboud started a new outfit under his first name. What you see here are the first proper images of his latest creation, the Arash AF10.

The carbon-fiber body, which (aside from the adjustable front wing) bears a startling resemblance to the Ferrari Enzo, is laid over a carbon fiber chassis for a sprightly low curb weight of 1,200kg (about 2,600 lbs). Power is provided by the 7-liter pushrod V8 out of the Corvette Z06, tuned from the stock 498 hp up to 530 thanks to new intake and exhaust systems, driving the rear wheels through a manual Graziano gearbox and kept in check by AP Racing brakes. The supercar is expected to sell for about 170k pounds sterling – a fair bit less than the £220k a Lamborghini Murcielago will cost a British customer – and begin delivery sometime next year. A sequential gearbox is expected to join the catalog, as well as the potential for dropping in the supercharged V8 from the Corvette ZR1 a year and a half down the line. In the meantime you can check it out in the gallery below.


[Source: Arash]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      That front overhang looks ridiculously long.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Do rich guys really want to say "I've got Arash"??
        • 6 Years Ago
        And if you're Scottish, Ar-ash

        Arash is opening its doors. The first prototype emerges. Production commencing. Beginning deliveries. Deliveries complete. Flush, wipe, wipe.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Enzo body, Lotus eyes and the Lambo logo
        • 6 Years Ago
        Also, the Porche Carrera GT front end treatment.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You forgot about Porsche 911 Turbo clear indicator signals. Seems like the designer went all the way to be as original as possible. Right?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, somehow you're allowed to copy off other designs as long as you're not Chinese. When they do it, it's suddenly wrong and big bad communist.

        Talk about our wonderful and fair world.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Tesla Enzo...bring it to SEMA!
      • 6 Years Ago
      100% fake! pix are photoshopped enzo's, as seen in this topic on autoblog.nl=

      http://www.autoblog.nl/archive/2008/10/12/onthuld-arash-af10
      • 6 Years Ago
      its the easy choice for those who dont have money enough to buy 3 hypercars.
      basicly "if you cant buy 2 pizzas buy 1 half/half"


      • 6 Years Ago
      An Enzo, but prettier.
      • 6 Years Ago
      7.0 is rated at 505hp
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's not that it looks bad...infact it has very good design flow. It's just that 7 other automakers have done it before...in bits and pieces. But hey...it's quite an achievement for a cottage-industry car maker to make something like this. Props!
      • 6 Years Ago
      as said: these pix are totally FAKE!
      • 6 Years Ago
      So, it's a British based company... owned by an Iranian... that copies off Italians. Fantastic... :rolleyes:
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yes it is a Diverse Company
        • 6 Years Ago
        Uses American Engines, let's not forget
      • 6 Years Ago
      got to say...it looks a lot better than the earlier renderings
      • 6 Years Ago
      its is my or this looks like a poor(RICH)mans enzo.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Carrera Enzo Z06?
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