Arash AF8 Cassini – 2016 Geneva Motor Show LIVE
Keeping company with the 2080 bhp Arash AF10 hypercar at 2016 Geneva Motor Show is a relatively saner lightweight Arash AF8 Cassini supercar. The compact supercar features several vaguely familiar design elements but the overall appearance is sporty and purposeful.
Held together by high strength steel tubular frame with integrated roll over bars at front and rear, the AF8 Cassini’s chassis also benefits from carbon fibre and aluminium honeycomb construction. Like the AF10, body panels are made of CFRP (Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic).
Powering the British supercar is a 7.0-litre V8 which makes an impressive 560 bhp and 645 Nm of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission with pressure-fed lubrication system drives the rear wheels. The motor is good for a 0-100 kmph acceleration time of under 3.5 seconds and a top speed of over 315 kmph.
The AF8 Cassini measures 4.15 m long, 1.9 m wide and 1.1 m tall. Projector headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights, a low slung nose, black roof, large alloy wheels and a busy looking rear fascia with quadruple taillights and tailpipes make up the exterior. The interior too is made of carbon fibre and can be specified in any color.
The Arash AF8 Cassini weights just 1,200 kg and that should help its agility. The supercar employs double-wishbone suspension set up with lightweight aluminium components.