Arash AF8

As boutique automakers go, Arash has been around for quite a long time, yet it hasn't really made much of a splash. We first reported on them a whopping seven years ago, and since then, the English-built brand has trotted out a slow and steady stream of exotica.

YouTuber Shmee150 has a great tour of the Arash facilities, guided by the company namesake, Arash Farboud. The two videos include a chat about the company's new mid-engined AF8 supercar, as well as a test of its V8 powertrain on the dyno. There's even an exploration of the carbon-fiber build process and Farboud's first car, the Farboud GT (the latter would be offered under the name Farbio in 2007).

The video is a really, really interesting look at how a small, boutique manufacturer functions. There are some telling statements from Farboud, as well, including him expressing that he'd "love" to have a production line. Small operations like these really are a different dimension of car building.

Scroll down and have a look at both videos.