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.




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      Haelphadreous
      • 8 Months Ago
      OMG I was thinking I kind of like the front end for this car, so I went out and found photos, the rear end is so terrible that I wonder if they had it half apart just to keep people from seeing how bad it looks when it's together, I don't even know what to say about the rear 3/4 view of this car, it's Pontiac Aztec fugly, it's so bad I don't have words to describe it.
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      lefty 613
      • 8 Months Ago
      does the angle of how a car sits on the dyno effect the results?