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The story behind Arash is a colorful one. The company was founded by Arash Farboud, the son of a medical supplies merchant who decided to start his own supercar company in 2004 after a refusal by Porsche to sell him an ultra-rare GT1 road car.
However, it was not as simple as that. His first sports car company was Farboud Sports Cars, which was sold in 2007 and rebranded Farbio Sports Cars. After the sale, the young entrepreneur started his second project, Arash Cars, whose first model will be the Corvette-powered AF-10 supercar, which we reported on yesterday.
After the AF-10, Arash plans to launch a new supercharged model called the AF-10S and beyond that Arash will build a cheaper model called the AF-8.
However, the most exciting spot in Arash’s future has got to be a new supercar to rival the Bugatti Veyron. The new model will share the AF-10’s carbon-fiber chassis but it will feature a unique twin-supercharged 7.2-liter V-8 with titanium connecting rods and forged pistons.
Peak output will stand at 1,200 horsepower and somewhere between 900 and 1,000 pound-feet of torque. Drive will be sent to the rear wheels via the same 6-speed sequential gearbox as found in the Zonda F, with paddle shifters behind the wheel. Top speed is an estimated 250 mph.
Production of the new supercar will start next year.