Arash AFX: Teaser pictures show the electric hypercar with more than 3,200 horsepower
Like most hypercars, the Arash AFX looks very aerodynamic in these first teaser pictures (Images: Arash)
Immensely wealthy EV enthusiasts who find a Tesla Model S Plaid too slow and ordinary may be excited to hear that the luxury car maker Arash has revealed first teaser images of the Arash AFX, an all-electric hypercar with supposedly spectacular performance specs. It's a well known fact by now that electric cars are not just environmentally friendly, but can also be fast and exciting. Besides the iconic Tesla Model S, whose "Plaid" model delivers more than 1,000 horsepower and can catapult itself from 0 to 60 mph in less than two seconds, newcomers like the gigantic and heavy GMC Hummer EV also come along with horsepower numbers in the four-digit range. A rather unknown company from the UK is now joining this hunt for more electric horsepower with its latest EV prototype.
This electric hypercar with the catchy name "Arash AFX" may be based on the "Imperium" concept which the company unveiled earlier this year. If these speculations turn out to be true, the Arash AFX's top-of-the-line configuration could feature more than 3,200 horsepower thanks to a total of four electric motors each producing around 800 horsepower. These are powered by a 100 kWh battery, which weighs approximately 992 pounds.
However, the curb weight of the Arash AFX is said to be in the 2,000 to 2,500 pounds range, which in combination with its insanely high performance strongly suggests that the hypercar's full potential cannot be utilized on public roads. According to rumors, the Arash AFX will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than three seconds, while some sources even purport an absurd top speed of 300 mph. Due to its very limited availability and a probable sticker price in excess of US$1 million, the Arash AFX hypercar is certainly not an electric car for the masses like the Tesla Model 3, but a sinfully expensive and quite fascinating electric toy for the super rich.