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Arash Motor Company plans 1551kW hybrid hypercar; the AF10

February 22, 2016

Another day and another ambitious hypercar is planned. This time it’s from a newcomer called Arash Motor Company, and it is proposing a mind-blowing hybrid called the AF10.

Arash AF10

The project will be presented at the Geneva Motor Show next month , boasting an epic hybrid powertrain with four electric motors and a V8. As you can see, it also showcases an extreme low-profile body that kind of looks like a Ferrari Enzo.

Getting back to that powertrain though, it consists of a 6.2-litre V8 that’s supercharged, paired with four electric motors. The electric motors have a combined output of 880kW, while the V8 adds 671kW.

Overall, the AF10 produces a colossal 1551kW of power and 2280Nm of torque. Specific performance figures haven’t been mentioned but it should be able to cover 0-100km/h in well under 3.0 seconds. The top speed will be somewhere beyond 200mph (322km/h).

Interestingly, buyers will be able to option for either a six-speed manual transmission or an automatic with paddle shifters. The electric motors then use a two-speed gearbox to sort out the best performance, receiving power from a 32kWh lithium-ion battery.

Helping with speed and acceleration is a full carbon fibre chassis and carbon fibre reinforced plastic body, with an aluminium honeycomb-type construction. The kerb weight hasn’t been mentioned at this stage but as you can see the chassis certainly looks like the makings of a lightweight racer.

Interested? Arash Motor Company is planning to take orders for the AF10 with prices kicking off from £1.1 million (about AU$2.2 million). More details will be revealed at the Geneva show on March 1.

Arash AF10-construction

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.