Autocar is reporting that the British supercar maker, Arash, is to launch an all-new version of the AF10 at the Geneva Motor Show next month, with a 2080bhp hybrid drivetrain.

Whilst it is certainly an impressive looking machine, 2080bhp sounds like a ridiculously excessive amount of power. And the quoted statistics prove the point: 0-60 in 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 200mph. For the sake of comparison, the McLaren P1 is just as fast (if not a little faster), and has less than half the power. 

Dodge had this problem with the Viper some years ago; they added power, but it wasn’t getting any faster. The point is that there seems to be a limit to the kind of power it is possible to harness in road car guise. So is Arash just playing a numbers game?

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