Supercars in detail: Arash – oriental tales with an English bias

His childhood Arash Farbud held in Iran, and even at that time dreamed of building your own car quickly. In the late 80-ies of the family because of the insecurity in the country moved to England, where his father opened Arash firm sales of sterile medical equipment. Later this company was inherited by his son, who cleaved million capital began to think about the incarnation in the life of his childhood dreams once visited in 1998 on the famous race "24 Hours of Le Mans."

2002 – Farboud GT

The first sketches and drawings supercar, reminding all les-mann prototypes at once, were ready in the summer of 1999. But on the grinding project and bringing it to mind it took almost three years. Arash dreamed of building an exciting imagination of extreme car racing. All work on the creation of the machine, which received the name Farboud GT, conducted himself Arash and his friend in the garage in the back yard.

At the heart of mid-engine car was a tubular space frame, welded steel pipes, which have fixed exterior body panels made of carbon fiber and Kevlar, which made it possible to leave the car's weight to 800 kg. To frame and fastened aluminum levers independent suspension front and rear wheels, which were to improve handling still further push rod type «push-rod».

Under the bonnet the engine fairing positioned Ford Cologne V6 in working volume of 2.8 liters. Initially these engines were set to nizhnevalnye 1970 product brands Ford and famous for their ruggedness and reliability. Of course, the regular engine supercar silenok not enough, and Arash took serious measures to change the engine. Only the engine block from the native left engine. Together with experts famous brand engine-Cosworth has developed and installed a new aluminum cylinder head with two overhead camshafts. In addition, the Cosworth helped strengthen and inside the engine: a new crankshaft, forged pistons and connecting rods, lubrication dry sump – all this helped to withstand the load of two giant brands of turbochargers Garrett AiResearsch, creating an overpressure of 1.25 bars and is cooled by two liquid intercoolers . Along the way, it was rewritten engine control program and developed direct-flow stainless steel exhaust system.

As a result, the engine power jumped to 620 hp of outstanding at 6200 rev / min, and the pair worked with him a 6-speed sequential gearbox, through which the point of the motor is transmitted to the rear wheels. Due to the high specific power (just 1.3 kg per horsepower!) Supercar catapulted from zero to "hundreds" in just 3.5 seconds and a top speed reaches more than 300 km / h. Curiously, the car equipped with racing slick tires type, automatic fire-extinguishing and powerful advanced safety cage system somehow got admission to a public road, and just as much Arash Farbud collected five such machines. Most of the cars were bought by private teams and actively used by them on the racetrack in the world championships, and one Arash GT even hit the Porsche Museum – probably because of the similarity of their race the 911 GT1.

2007 – Farboud GTS

After creating a hardcore racing car the author thought about the creation of the car, more comfortable, and friendly to the driver. As planned by Arash new machine was to become a mid-back and have a 420-hp engine, as evidenced by even the code name for the project – F420.

Arash initially refused V8-like power of the engine, saying that he would be the obvious choice, and installed behind the passenger compartment of the Audi V6 engine displacement of 2.8 liters, bringing to mind minders British tuning studio Dialynx Performance Ltd. From the original engine remained except that the cylinder block so verhnevalnye head. Staff was replaced by two new turbochargers Garrett T28 c boost pressure to 1.2 bar, new intercoolers extra space and direct flow exhaust system and engine management recorded a new management program. As a result of the new engine it was even more powerful than it was planned: 440 hp at 5 000 r / min and torque of 475 Nm to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual. By convincing the request of customers, the engine power can be increased to 580 hp, and on statements made by the founders, even the "normal" version accelerates to 100 km / h in just 3.8 seconds, while having a maximum speed of 300 km / h .

At the heart of the car body – designed from the ground aluminum tubular frame with external panels made of fiberglass, which was cheaper to produce than more advanced carbon. Traditionally supercar, the car has received independent double wishbones front and rear wheels and ventilated disc brakes, and standard equipment includes electric windows, air conditioning and audio system. To start Farboud GTS driver had to consistently press the power button on the fan cooling, ignition, and electric power steering, and only then press the engine start button.

Arash had planned that his offspring would be on the dynamics close to the Italian supercar Ferrari or the Lamborghini, but it will be cheaper. So it turned out – the price of "stanadartny» Farboud GTS stood at around 60 000 pounds, while the most powerful version equipped with a limited slip differential and sequential gearbox, cost only 25 000 pounds more. Subsequently Farbud sold the project to Chris Marsh, son of Marcos Cars owner who started producing its own-brand Farbio GTS. He began to rework the creation Arash, changing a number of body panels and optics.

engine Audi has taken place all-aluminum V-shaped "six" in a line of Ford Duratec. Initially, 220-horsepower, this engine with two overhead camshafts was placed on sports version of Ford Mondeo ST220, but this supercar power, of course, was not enough. By the engine "tightened" Rotrex mechanical compressor, which is installed directly in the collapse of the cylinder block, which allowed to raise output to 350 hp Paired with the engine running strengthened 6-speed "mechanics" of the Mondeo.

As a result of a mid superpenalties it has been slower in comparison with the prototype. For example, up to 100 km / h and it accelerates in 4.5 seconds and a top speed in this case reaches 280 km / h. March in response to allegations of his slow-moving car replied that Farbio has modified suspension settings and new tires, which allows him to take turns better than the original. In addition, the price of the car stopped at the level of only 50 000 pounds.

In March 2010, the company was sold to the British Farbio the Ginetta, another brand known for its sports cars. There's a car again upgraded by changing some details of the case, and launched into production under the name Ginetta G400, on the basis of which it is possible to guess that the supercharged Ford engine was brought to power in 400 hp

2009 – Arash AF10

And what Farbud? After the sale of all the developments and snap on Farboud project, he did not leave the scene of supercars, and in 2009 founded a new company, using in its name does not name, and your name, and under Arash Cars brand began selling more exclusive and powerful supercars .

The flagship of the new brand was the presentation at the London Motor Show supercar, named Arash AF10. The first sketches presented by Arash Farbudom in mid-2008 caused a flurry of accusations of plagiarism: too car reminded Enzo Ferrari. Arash slightly redrew the sketches and serial machine has ceased to be similar to the Italian flagship brand from Maranello.

In the development of the British supercar emphasis was placed on improving the aerodynamics. Specially profiled front spoiler and rear wing as well as a completely flat bottom designed to provide Arash AF10 good stability at high speeds. This also contributes to increase the clamping force, which allows the air flow to reduce turbulence, which led to instability. According to the author's allegations, the aerodynamics of the supercar was adjusted in the wind tunnel. The basis of the design lay carbon fiber monocoque, which carries powerful aluminum subframes front and rear. As a result, the car body has turned on the one hand a very torsionally rigid and, at the same time – quite easy: the total weight of the vehicle does not exceed 1200 kg.

Behind the backs of the driver and the passenger is located nizhnevalny forced engine V8 Chevrolet LS7 cylinder capacity of 7 liters, which is borrowed from the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 sixth generation. The all-aluminum engine is not equipped with any pressurization systems, develops 550 hp and almost 700 Nm of torque, which is transmitted to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual gearbox Italian firm Graziano. With such an arsenal AF10 accelerates to "hundreds" of 3.4 seconds and top speed of the car exceeds 320 km / h. Upsetting machine with such speeds are called carbon-ceramic brake discs supplied AP Racing, a in the equipment of the British supercar includes a multimedia system with built-in navigation system, controlled via touch screen monitor, and air conditioning with dual-zone climate control, and to facilitate maneuvering when driving motion progress on the bumper have established a wide-angle camera.

As a result, the price tag on the car just did not exceed a million euros, and for lovers of versions hotter proposed and 850-hp version equipped with a compressor "eight" from the Corvette ZR-1, aggregated with the 7-speed robotized transmission, which can be controlled was the buttons on the steering wheel. Received index AF10-S supercar accelerated to the rating "hundreds" of less than three seconds, and in the column "maximum speed" recorded the result of "more than 340 km / h." For the "ESG" has already had to put the amount is more serious million euros.

2014 – Arash AF8

Releasing flagship AF10, Farbud thought about the creation of a "budget" super car whose owner had to take pleasure not only from the driving machine with individual and special character, but simply by owning such a machine. The main competitors of new items, which received the name AF8 and presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014, became McLaren MP4-12C and the Ferrari 458 Italia.

As AF10, the novelty is equipped with a 7-liter atmospheric "korvetovskim" V8 engine 550 hp, aggregated with 6-speed manual gearbox, but unlike the flagship has a new aluminum monocoque body, to which are attached carbon fiber exterior panels. By the way, the size AF8 – too little less AF10, which helped stop the mass of the British supercar at around 1200 kg. This allows the new coupe to accelerate from a standstill to 100 km / h in just 3.7 seconds, while top speed is limited to Arash AF8 at around 321 km / h.

In the lounge – upholstered leather seats and panels of carbon fiber, as well as multimedia system and dual-zone climate control. "Budget" supercar is only 275 thousand euros, which is almost four times less than the full carbon-fiber AF10.

2016 – Arash AF10 Hybrid

However, its flagship Arash Farbud not forgotten, and at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016 introduced a new version, which received the hybrid drive. As before, the monocoque and the outer panels are made of carbon fiber supercar, while the monocoque itself consists of 13 parts and weighs only 85 kg, or, as he jokes Arash, representing the mass of 658 iPhone 6.

Under the fairing located 6.2-liter V8 engine, familiar to us on the models Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Completely made of aluminum "eight" alloys, equipped with a mechanical compressor Eaton's, weighs only 120 kg and gives to the surface 912 hp and 1200 Nm of torque. In cooperation with the American engine running just four electric motors that develop 300 hp (220 kW) and each driven by each one of the wheels superpenalty. As a result, the total output of the hybrid propulsion system, called the founder of Warp Drive System, reaches insane 2108 hp and 2280 Nm of torque.

Acceleration from standstill to 100 km / h in 2.8 seconds supergibrida takes, but the maximum speed of the machine, it seems, is not measured, because this column is worth a modest "more than 340 km / h", as in the previous iteration of English flagship. It is worth noting that the Arash AF10 Hybrid richly equipped. Car doors rise up electrically by pressing a button, and a modern multimedia system with a powerful audio system and satellite navigation can recognize gestures of the driver, the new BMW 7 Series. Salon trimmed with leather and lacquered carbon fiber and equipped with air-conditioned and supplied with electric adjustment. Results will be released only 10 hybrid supercar, the price of each of which is 1.4 million euros!

2016 – Arash AF8 Cassini

However, for those who do not have time to order one AF10 from a limited batch, or those for whom pay for an exotic supercar more than a million seems too expensive, Arash Farbud at the same Geneva Motor Show presented the new generation of its "budget" supercars AF8, received Cassini own name in honor of the research NASA space probe exploring Saturn and its moons. Like its predecessor, it is six times cheaper flagamanskoy model ( "only some" 217,000 euros) and has an aluminum body-monocoque, which are fixed carbon fiber exterior panels of the new design, which made it possible to save a lot of new machines on the old level – just 1200 kg.

The engine compartment is located aspirated 6.8-liter V-shaped 8-cylinder engine from the Corvette Z06, which develops 560 hp and 645 Nm of torque, which is transmitted to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission. As a result, the spurt of 0-100 km / h in just 3.5 seconds trends, and the maximum speed reaches 325 km / h.

Unlike the flagship, the Cassini is not equipped with electric doors and an advanced multimedia, confining only finished leather interior and carbon fiber, audio system with 9 speakers and CD-changer as well as air conditioning and electric windows and door mirrors. Farbuda plans for the near future – to present an open version of its Cassini.

Production of car brands

The company's headquarters is located in Newmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom. Each car is built by hand, and to get his of Arash, the customer needs to wait more than six months after the confirmation of the order, before his car will be assembled. The company employs 25 people, and a year is not going to a 5 car brands.

Interesting Facts

The company's logo is a stylized image of a peregrine falcon – the bird, which is the epitome of speed.

Farboud brand cars have been officially licensed for computer simulator Test Drive Unlimited.

Comparative characteristics of the car and the nearest Arash AF8 classmates

What's the trick?

  • Supercars Arash – one of the fastest in the world that allows you to put them on the same level with other prominent known supercars.
  • Over the years, the production of a total of a very limited number of supercars brand was released, making them one of the rarest in the world.
  • The application of modern hybrid technology for maximum performance for the engine.

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