Aria FXE Concept Generates 1,150 Horsepower

Aria plans to build around 400 FXE cars.


The California firm Aria, specialized in developing concept cars for automakers, has introduced its own concept model dubbed as Aria FXE concept at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The Aria FXE concept looks similar to Aria’s Fast Eddy concept, which company introduced last year. The new additions to the FXE include a latest rear wing and more belligerent front fascia. The FXE concept employs lots of carbon fiber elements to keep the weight low. The 3,450 pounds weight might seem heavy but do not forget the 10-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery.

The hybrid system includes a 6.2L V8 engine assisted by a pair of electric motors that collectively generate 1,150 horsepower and 1,316 pound-feet of torque. The all-wheel drive is propelled by a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The hybrid engine is powerful enough to reach 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds on its way to a top speed of 220 mph.

Aria plans to build around 400 FXE cars, but do not expect them on roads anytime soon. Even the first prototype might take a year to materialize.

The company did not reveal the price of the Aria FXE, however, Aria President and CEO Clive Hawkins maintained the hybrid supercar would be “competitive with other supercars in this performance category.”

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