2014 Geneva Preview: Arash AF8 supercar introduced

Article by Christian A., on February 28, 2014

Koenigsegg One:1 was not the only supercar that made its debut today as Arash Motor Company also unveiled its all-new AF8. We believe that this is the successor of the AF10, which was introduced approximately four years ago. The new Arash AF8 uses a 7.0-liter V8 engine, used also by the Corvette and produced by GM, that delivers 550 hp (410 kW) of max output and 640 Nm (472 lb.-ft.) of peak torque.

Using a six-speed manual transmission and weighing only 1,200 kg (2,645 lbs) the Arash AF8 accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.5 seconds and has a top speed of 200 mph or 322 km/h.

Regarding the design, we can’t say that the Arash AF8 is an impressive supercar but we admit that it is an original design that promises to battle with the current supercars found on the market.

Arash AF8 features bi-xenon headlights, a stylish front bumper with big air inlets, carbon giber body panels, LED taillights, a titanium exhaust system and a double wishbone suspension. The design is completed by the 19-inch front/20-inch rear alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot 2 tires.

Headquartered in based in Newmarket, Suffolk, England, Arash Motor Co. is a small sports car maker founded by Arash Farboud as Farboud Limited in 1999. It changed its name in 2006. Its first model was the Farboud GT, which was powered by a 2.8-liter V6 twin turbo engine that develops 620 bhp. This was followed up by the Farboud GTS, which design was sold Farbio Sports Cars.

Then in 2009, Arash unveiled displayed the AF10, which is powered by a 7.0-liter V8 engine from Chevrolet Corvette. This engine delivers at least 500 bhp.

Held at the Palexpo, the Geneva Motor Show (Salon international de l'automobile) is organized by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles. First held in 1905, the Geneva Motor Show is considered as a level playing field for carmakers since Switzerland has no auto industry of its own. The 84th Geneva Motor Show will be held from March 6 to 16, 2014.

The 83rd Geneva Motor Show -- held from March 5 to 17, 2013 – played hosts to a number of production cars such as Alfa Romeo 4C, Aston Martin Rapide S, Audi S3 Sportback, Bentley Flying Spur, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible, Ferrari LaFerrari, Gumpert Apollo S, Infiniti Q50, Lamborghini Veneno, Lexus IS, Maserati Quattroporte, McLaren P1, Mini Paceman John Cooper Works, Porsche 911 GT3 (Type 991), Rolls-Royce Wraith, Volkswagen XL1 and Volvo V60 D6 Plug-In Hybrid.

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