Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Arash AF10

Arash is a UK boutique automaker that unveiled a 2,080-horsepower version of the AF10 to the Geneva Motor Show. The AF10 relies on a hybrid powertrain to produce that number.

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 1,682 pound-feet. 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.
Acceleration from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) is 2.8 seconds on the way to 205mph. The standard hybrid version sells for $1.6 million. The Racer model with a roll cage, fire extinguisher, and intercom is $1.7 million.

If you just want the wheels without the crazy power, the automaker lists one with a 550-hp V8 for a semi-paultry $495,000 on its website.