Arash AF10 is a 2,080-hp hybrid hypercar for Geneva
The AF10 relies on a hybrid powertrain to produce such output. A 6.2-liter supercharged V8 sits behind the driver and makes 900 hp. Four electric motors – two on the front axle and two at the rear – add a total of 1,180 hp, and they have a 32-kWh lithium-ion battery for energy. Total torque from the whole layout is an equally astounding 1,682 pound-feet. To get so much power to the road, the AF10 packs five gearboxes: customers can choose between a six-speed manual or paddle-shift automatic for the V8, and each electric motor has its own two-speed unit.
The latest AF10's design is an evolution of what we saw from the original. The updated shape continues to have a bizarre face, but the sides appear more sculpted now. The company also reshapes the rear wing. Underneath the carbon fiber reinforced plastic panels, there's a 13-piece tub also hewn from carbon fiber. The composite material also forms everything inside, including the seats and dashboard. Arash doesn't say how much the AF10 weighs, though.
As we saw in a video in 2014, Arash is a small operation, and we don't expect it to make many of these insane hypercars. Especially considering the AF10's hefty price. The standard hybrid version sells for 1.1 million pounds ($1.6 million at current exchange rates). The Racer model with a roll cage, fire extinguisher, and intercom is 1.2 million pounds ($1.7 million). If you just want this shape without the crazy power, the automaker lists one with a 550-hp V8 for 350,000 pounds ($495,000) on its website.
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