• Aug 23, 2010
Arash AF-10 – Click above for high-res image gallery

Numbers, in form of prices and horsepower, have been appended to the English sports car known as the Arash AF-10. Although the Corvette Z06 isn't considered a supercar, its LS7 V8 is a certifiable star and has found yet another supercar starring role in the AF-10's engine bay.

The base model gets 500 horsepower and requires €360,000 ($457,560 U.S.). The mid-range, which hasn't been priced, will be tuned for 800 horses. The top dog shots up another four hundred notches to 1,200 hp, and gets slapped with a €1.6 million price tag ($2.03M U.S.). That's the same horsepower as a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport with the price of a Veyron Grand Sport. In an alternate dimension we might call that "a bargain."

As if that weren't enough, the Arash site offers two more treats: the AF-10 configurator and a sketch of the Arash AF-8, a less extreme sibling. We'll wait for the AF-10 to fully arrive and prove it knows what to do with 1,200 hp, but if you like its looks yet not its price, there might be hope on the way.



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      • 4 Years Ago
      It isn't AF-10 we hear anything about this car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why would you pay for this when you could get a Veyron Super Sport, and actually be comfortable behind the wheel? This thing looks like you would have to be less than 5 foot to fit in it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Herr, schütz' uns vor Sturm und Wind,
      und Autos die aus England sind!"
      German proverb
      • 4 Years Ago
      Transmission and engine is nice, but it looks like a cheap Enzo copy.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Look a Corvette Fanboy,

      For one the engine in the GT500 was never the same as the engine used in the Ford GT. The 5.4l used in the Ford GT was all aluminum compared to the iron block use in the older GT500s. The new all aluminum GT500 uses Plasma Transferred Wire Arc technology which creates less friction on the pistons movement and lessens the weight of the engine.

      Why don't you do a little research before you start yelling fanboy, as for the size who cares these are one off vehicles and you can design around the engine just as they did with the Ford GT.

      You guys need to learn that the 5.4l used in the Lightning, Ford GT and GT500 are not the same engines. They are made from different materials, use different technologies and don't even have the same bore x stroke.
        • 4 Years Ago
        *sigh*

        Posted in wrong spot.

        In response to Elmo.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Where did I say they were the same engine? You keep referring back to that when it was never said. Whether it be iron or aluminum, the exterior dimensions are the same. Do you get it now? Or do I have to repeat it over and over some more? By the way, the CCX, CCXR, and the new Agera all have Koenigsegg built 4.7L V8s that have absolutely no relation to the 4.6 Modular. The CC8S was the only Koenigsegg to use an actual Ford modular V8.

        And yes, you ARE a fanboy. Just because you like other cars equally, doesn't mean you can't be a fanboy. Shall I refer you to the multiple and relative comments you've left in where you speak of the Ford GT in one way or another? Heck, your most recent post in Race the Base brings up the Ford GT. Your name is evidence of ALL of this.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Who said I was a Corvette fanboy? Nowhere did I trash the 5.4 and said didn't like it. I was merely stating the obvious. No matter if it were the iron or aluminum 5.4 units, they have the same exterior dimensions. They are gigantic engines in both height and width and require bunches of fabwork in order for it to fit in older Mustangs (SN95/FoxBody).

        The Ford GT used the same recipe as the GT40 used when they planted the 427 Side Oiler in it for the MKII. Saleen developed the chassis so the engine could sit low enough so it wouldn't obstruct the view. You also have the high rear belt line of the GT to hide the engine, much like the "breadvan" style.

        I'm not a Corvette fanboy. Heck, I'm not a fanboy of anything. I like all cars equally. I was just stating facts as to why small manufacturers outsource the LS-Series rather than other engines.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Oh your not a fanboy well so am I, now you no how to feels to be accused of being something your not. Just because it has similar exterior dimensions do not mean that they are the same engines. Whats next were going to say the both the Ford and Chevy 427s are the same engines also?

        Beyond producing the car in their factory Saleen took no part in the design of the Ford GT. It was done all in house by Ford Motor Company.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Although the Corvette Z06 isn't considered a supercar"

      Why isn't it?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I've always thought the Corvette Z cars treaded the line between sports car and supercar due to its supercar-like performance, but without the supercar-like interior materials, build quality, refinement, and wow factor (though, admittedly I think the Corvette has most exotics beat on reliability). The Z06 and ZR1, while being fantastic cars to drive, just don't have the special something that makes a supercar what it is.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The 'vette lacks that "special something" because American manufacturers simply lack the chutzpah to sell ridiculously overpriced machines. It's not entirely a bad thing.

        Look at the Viper: word was that the SLS AMG is built on what was supposed to be the next-gen Viper platform. Well, even though the old Viper is still faster, the Benz version sells for twice the money.

        GM could easily have designed a unique body (and halfway-decent interior) for the Z06, made it a different model altogether, and charged $150k. Then, make yet another distinct body for the ZR1 and charge $250k. Were the taxpayers not directly invested in GM's success, we should be grateful for such restraint and sensibility.

        As for the Arash: it was a yawn for me, except for the rendering from the back. It's a rather sweet rear end. But these GM-small-block-powered, 1000-hp, $1m "supercars" are getting to be all too common. None will have lasting impact on the state of the automotive art.

        The MP4-12C, on the other hand ... now, that will be a revolution. Holistically engineered, every part purpose-built, and at a (relatively) reasonable price to boot. Silver with the black ultralight wheels, please.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh, and as for misplaced comments that were supposed to reply to something else: it's not you that screwed up; it's the comment system.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I kind of like it. Mix between and Enzo, Ascari, and and MC-12
      • 4 Years Ago
      If I remember correctly I recall reading once that Arash Farboud started making cars because Ferrari refused to sell the man an Enzo, if I am remembering correctly looks like her has decided to build his own.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice looking car and 1200hp to go with it. I would like to see on "Top Gear" tests done with the AF-10, Bugatti Veyron Super Sport and the Mc Claren. Then will know who's the best.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice paint. Saints Row purple.

      Looking at the website, it seems they know what they're doing. Given the price tag and the power, it suggests they might be going for Veyron beating top speed, and I imagine it's a more racey thing than a lux-o-mobile, and the acceleration might be way better, like with the SSC. Anyone have any figures for the weight, drag for this car?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Arash? Is that short for ass rash... Oh wait, other side of the pond, make that Arse Rash.
        • 4 Years Ago
        hey monkey! Arash is a persian name, who is the designer of this car.
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