Arash unveils 550-horsepower AF8 supercar

British automaker start-up Arash Motors has revealed the AF8, the second supercar in company history.

The AF8 is powered by a 7.0-litre V8 engine derived from GM, good for 550 horsepower and 472 lb.-ft. of torque and paired to a six-speed manual transmission. The car’s performance figures haven’t been verified yet, but Arash estimates a zero-to-100 km/h time of 3.5 seconds before topping out at 322 km/h (200 mph).

The AF8 boasts a chassis made up of high-strength steel and carbon fibre body panels, all of which help keep curb weight to around 1,200 kg. 380 mm brake discs, six-piston calipers up front and 362 mm discs and four-piston calipers out back provide the stopping power, while a double-wishbone suspension, a titanium exhaust system and lightweight wheels wrapped by Michelin Pilot Cup tires round out the rest of the noteworthy mechanical tweaks.

The Arash AF8 will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week.

The Arash Motors AF8.

The Arash Motors AF8.
Handout, Arash Motors

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