British hypercar brand Arash Motor Company uses social media to tease an upcoming electric hypercar.
There is very little information about the AFX but thought to have four electric engines, one for each wheel. Estimates the hypercar will achieve 60 mph in less than 3 seconds and a top speed approaching 300mph.
As with all-electric motor cars, the range is a significant consideration; the greater the kilowatt-hour, the greater the range. The flip side is the impact the additional weight will have on performance.
The supercar startup started in 1999 in Newmarket, Suffolk, known as Farboud, before being renamed Arash in 2016. Its first car launched under the Arash name was the AF10, a hypercar powered by a supercharged 6.2-litre V8 and four electric motors producing a combined 2,800 horsepower and costing £2.3 million.
In 2014, it produced its more accessible successor was the mid-engined AF8, a dry-sumped Chevrolet 7.0 litre LS7 V8 engine rated at 550 horsepower, capable of 200mph and 0-60mph in 3 seconds.
Arash built the mid-engined AF8 supercar to rival cars like the Noble M600. Official performance figures have yet to be confirmed, but the £165,000 Arash is reputed to be capable of 200mph and 0-60mph in 3.5sec.
Arash Motor Company is a tiny specialist hypercar manufacturer; their development is well worth following.