A supercar green-lighted for production by Arash Cars was the star attraction at the annual Coventry University Automotive Design degree show.
The university has built upon its long-standing reputation in the automotive design industry, with several of this year’s graduates securing employment with Jaguar Land Rover and Aston Martin.
Arash Farboud - founder-owner of Arash Cars – told Autocar that the scale Arash AF-8 on display at the show previews the final design for the production model to be revealed at next year’s Geneva motor show.
The AF-8 was designed by Bujär Muharremi and Toby Mellor while on placement with Arash last year, and will be powered by a Corvette V8 engine producing as much as 700bhp.
Among the other notable designs at the show was a battery-powered 250kg Caterham X-70 designed by Luke Smith as a successor to the iconic Seven. It uses a carbonfibre monocoque chassis and Lithium-Air batteries to achieve a power-to-weight ratio of 500bhp-per-tonne.
The Playstation Car by Gareth Culverhouse is a concept designed to combine track racing with augmented virtual reality. Users would compete with friends using virtual weaponry projected onto the drivers’ HUD.