Arash Motor Company is a supercar brand in the making. After a couple of failed starts, Arash has finally revealed a car that is destined for production and might just have what it takes to put the company on the map. The car is the AF8, a mid-engined, V-8-powered track weapon that’s also luxurious and civil enough to use a daily driver.

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Recently, the guys at Shmee150 visited Arash’s headquarters in the U.K. and were able to get a personal tour of the site by Arash CEO and founder Arash Farboud. It’s easy to brush off Arash as just another supercar startup, but the passion, openness and humility demonstrated by its founder is rarely matched among automotive CEOs.

The video is well worth the watch in its entirety, especially because of the detailed explanation of how the individual parts for the new AF8 were designed. As a quick reminder, the AF8 will feature an output of 550 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque, drive the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission, and have a top speed of 200 mph or more. Arash plans to start production in about a year, with the cars to be hand-assembled at the rate of three per month.

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As a bonus, the video above also shows some of Arash Farboud’s personal cars, which confirms he’s a true driving enthusiast. Among the lineup are a Porsche 911 GT3 RS and Porsche Carrera GT.


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