Wanting extra like a stowaway from the money-soaked Geneva Motor Present than an Orange County skunkworks challenge, that is the Aria Group FXE. Debuting at the moment on the LA Auto Present, the locally-built FXE is a midengined hybridized supercar with a stunning pedigree.
The modern two-seater contains a 6.2-liter V8 augmented by a entrance e-axle powered by a 10-kWh lithium ion battery. Complete claimed system output? A tidy 1,150 horsepower and 1,316 pound-feet of torque.
Aria Group says that is sufficient motivation to catapult this carbon-composite-chassis’d sports activities automobile to 60 mph in three.1 seconds, which if something, sounds conservative given the FXE’s abundance of energy and three,450-pound curb weight. It did not develop on the automobile’s different specs.
If the title Aria Group or the automobile’s angular flanks ring a distant bell, that is most likely as a result of the corporate launched a less complicated and fewer highly effective model of this automobile ultimately 12 months’s LA Present. Dubbed merely “Quick Eddy,” the sooner automobile shared most of the FXE’s options, together with comparable headlamp openings, blistered fenders and huge facet air intakes.
The FXE strikes the sport on, nonetheless, with a way more aggressive hood and entrance fascia, facet aero fences, a roof-mounted scoop and a outstanding rear wing. There’s additionally the small matter of electrification — whereas Quick Eddy was powered solely by a Chevrolet-sourced 650-hp LT4 small-block V8 and weighed below 2,900 kilos, the FXE’s electrification helps yield a further 500 hp to counterbalance the added mass.
Lately, we have seen loads of makes an attempt from largely unknown firms seeking to make a splash within the supercar world. Most have fizzled, and Aria Group’s plan to supply “not more than 400 models” of the FXE is nothing if not bold.
There could also be good motive for optimism, nonetheless. It is that “stunning pedigree” talked about earlier. Aria Group is identical agency that assembles the stainless carbon-fiber our bodies for Singer’s “reimagined” Porsche 911 dream machines. What’s extra, the corporate has been in enterprise for over 20 years growing particular tasks for the auto, aerospace and film industries. It is labored on issues as numerous because the Kia GT4 Stinger present automobile, the real-world Halo Warthog and even the Las Vegas Monorail.
Is there an urge for food for an electrified, midengined American supercar? That will rely on worth, which sadly has not but been introduced.