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.
Arash has been teasing the reveal of its AF8 supercar all month, and it probably chose the worst time possible to unveil its new creation. The launch of the Koenigsegg Agera One:1 with over 1,300 horsepower makes the carbon-fiber-and-steel AF8 seem almost old-school.
It was back in 2007 when Arash Farboud first came to our attention with the reveal of his Farbio GTS. He ended up selling that sports car project to another startup, which it turn sold it to Ginetta. That British sports and racing car constructor relabeled it the G60, and Farboud himself went to work on a new project called the Arash AF-10 - a piece of vaporware that never really saw the light of day. That's about all we heard of the project until earlier this month, when Farboud released the fi
You're forgiven if you've never heard of Arash. The last time we reported on the boutique British sports car maker was in August of 2010, when it was announced that the low-slung AF-10 would get a 550-horsepower variant of the V8 used in the last-gen Chevy Corvette Z06 as a base engine. Since then, though, there's been little to no word on the company.
In case you thought the world needed another supercar that looked like every other supercar, which all look like something Mattel dreamed up years ago for Hot Wheels, CAR magazine has gotten official renderings of the Arash AF-10. CAR says its images came directly from the data used to create the body panels for the actual cars, supplied by Arash Farboud. The AF-10 will be powered by either an LS3 or LS9 V8 plucked from GM's parts bin, either of which should offer exhilarating performance in a c
The closest most of us have come to a Farboud sports car is driving a digital version of the company's GTS in Project Gotham Racing 3. Regardless of his obscurity in the U.S., the maverick Brit Arash Farboud will be displaying his company's AF10 supercar at the British Motor Show next month.