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Arash AF8 revealed; 7.0-litre GM power, carbon galore

You may remember a few weeks ago a very small niche supercar maker called Arash Cars announced it was going to introduce a new high-powered sports car. Here it is. The Arash AF8.

Arash AF8-driving

Looking quite aggressive with a wedge-like profile, the AF8 is all about uniqueness and speed. There’s plenty of carbon fibre, including making up the neat wing sitting on the rear deck, and a racing-like diffuser and undercarriage. In fact, most of the car’s construction consists of carbon.

The AF8 adopts a mid-engine layout with an engine that starts life as a GM unit. It’s a 7.0-litre V8 producing a strong 410kW of power and 640Nm of torque.

Arash AF8-rear

With that lightweight mostly-carbon body and a tubular steel chassis summing up to a 1200kg overall mass, the AF8 offers an excellent power-to-weight ratio. Acceleration from 0-100km/h takes around 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 322km/h.

The new model will make its public debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show later this week before hitting some markets a short time later.

It may not come from a well-known carmaker, however, it certainly looks the biz and all of the credentials are there for a world-class supercar.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.