Arash AF8: a British Brawler With a Corvette Heart

Arash AF8: a British Brawler With a Corvette Heart

There’s a new mid-engined supercar in town and it hails from Great Britain, but it’s not from the likes of Aston Martin, Bentley or even Noble. 

The Arash’s AF8 is capable of hitting 200 miles an hour and blitzing from a standstill to 60 miles an hour in just 3.5 seconds.

Reinforcing these claims the low-slung machine is motivated by an old friend, Chevrolet’s 7.0-liter LS7 V8. In this Anglo application it belts out 550 hp with 472 lb-ft of twist. Further spicing this muscular small block up is a unique carbon “fibre” intake and a special performance exhaust; it’s also fitted with a dry-sump oiling system.

Providing ample torque multiplication is a six-speed manual transmission. Keeping all those cogs in place and functioning as they should the gearbox is augmented by an oil-cooler. Massive brakes bring everything to a safe, secure and undoubtedly rapid halt.

The Arash AF8 is built around a tubular steel chassis that’s reinforced with carbon fiber, Kevlar and a special aluminum honeycomb. The vehicle’s body panels are also constructed of carbon fiber. All told the car should clock in at a scant 1,200 kilograms, roughly 2,650 pounds.

Like what you’ve seen so far? Well, if you want to get a rash, sorry, an Arash plan on shelling out 165,000 pounds sterling. At today’s exchange rate that more than $275,000.



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  • Why is that price tag so high?! Looks great, will sound great but for how slow that 0-60 is it should cost a lot less.