There is no short supply of 1,000 bhp+ hypercars at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show but the Arash AF10 pushes the engine output contest to a whole new level. The carbon fibre hybrid hypercar developed and built by a team from the UK has 2,080 bhp on tap. That’s three times more powerful that the Lamborghini Aventador.
A 6.2-litre V8 supercharged petrol engine contributes 900 bhp to the insane tally while the rest of 1,180 bhp is made up by four electric motors one at each wheel. Each power unit has its own gearbox, so we are talking about 5 transmissions – a 6-speed unit for the IC engine and 4 2-speed units for the electric motors! Somehow the company has managed to keep the combined weight of the power units (called as warp drive system) at 280 kg.
Theoretically the Arash AF10 should be much faster than the Bugatti Chiron which produces a little less than 1,500 bhp but in real world conditions, the British hypercar a slower. That’s said, a top speed of over 201 mph (323 kmph), 0-100 kmph time of 2.8 seconds and 0-300 kmph time of 27 seconds are still seriously fast figures.
The car is underpinned by a patented 13-piece carbon fibre tub while the body panels are a made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic with honeycomb aluminium sandwich panels for enhanced strength. The slow slung hypercar has active aerodynamic elements such as the movable front wing, and a purposeful rear spoiler. Suspension system employs electro hydraulic lifters to tackle speed bumps.