Arash to build Corvette Z06-engined AF-8 supercarEnlarge Photo
The AF8 will weigh about 1,200-1,300 kilograms (2,600-2,800 pounds), a slight 10 percent increase over the AF10, but its curb weight is still relatively low in comparison with most other sports cars in production. To achieve the low mass, the body and part of the chassis are made of carbon fiber--maniac drivers can also opt for carbon ceramic brake discs to shave even more weight.
Unlike the AF10, the AF-8 is targeted at real life drivers that will use the car in places other than the race track. For that reason, it features comfort items like air conditioning and a touchscreen GPS navigator. Given its civilized nature, safety elements such as anti-lock brakes, traction control and airbags are also standard.