American-Made Supercar Concept Snarls to Life
Orange County, California-based design, engineering and manufacturing firm Aria Group debuted it’s FXE Advanced Sports Car at the LA Auto Show.
The American-made mid-engine super car is the evolution of a concept introduced earlier this year. The concept was highly acclaimed and received tremendous interest, according to Aria Group, which now will produce up to 400 models of the FXE.
FXE brings outstanding performance capabilities in its new, production form, according to Aria Group. The car has been completely redesigned to maximize aerodynamic efficiency. Key performance figures include a 6.2L V-8 built around a small block architecture, 1,150 horsepower and 1,316ft-lbs of torque, four-wheel drive, E front axle with torque vectoring, 10kwh lithium ion battery pack, 3450-pounds dry vehicle weight, and is estimated to burn zero to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds.
The vehicle has a Carbon composite chassis utilizing a new proprietary manufacturing technique, according to Aria Group. Extensive use of Rapid manufacturing is used throughout the vehicle to minimize tooling and achieve high levels of structural optimization.
“The vision behind this vehicle is to build a truly world class American mid-engine sports car,” said Clive Hawkins, founder and CEO of Aria Group. “We believe enthusiasts, not only in America, but around the world are looking for a car that delivers this level of performance, built by a small manufacture with the proven level of quality and exclusivity that Aria can deliver”.
ARIA has over 20 years of expertise combining the latest advances in rapid manufacturing technology with innovative design and creative engineering, according to the company.
ARIA has the capabilities to design, engineer and manufacture any type of prototype, vehicle or advanced production solution, and has produced world-leading complex projects for brands including Honda, Toyota, Tesla, Ford, GM, Disney, Paramount, Northrop Grumman and Singer to name a few. ARIA is headquartered in Irvine, California, with a research and development center in Detroit.