Last year at the L.A. Auto Show, California-based Aria showed a mid-engine concept called the "Fast Eddy." Named after Ed Taylor, former vice president of design at GM and father of one of Aria's co-founders, Charles Taylor. Now, the group is back with a production version, called the FXE, and it looks seriously cool.
While concept had a Chevy-sourced 500-horsepower small block V8, the FXE is a little more serious. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a mid-mounted 6.2-liter supercharged V8 and seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, combined with two front-mounted electric motors for a total output of 1150 horsepower and 1316 lb.-ft. of torque. Thanks to a carbon fiber monocoque, carbon fiber panels, and lightweight 3D-printed metals, weight comes in at 3450 pounds.
The forged wheels are built by HRE, and feature a center locking mechanism and carbon fiber inserts. It has 265 width Pirelli Trofeo Rs on 20 inch wheels in front and 325s on 21s out back. Aria says the FXE will get to 60 in just 3.1 seconds, and have a top speed of 220 mph.
Pricing hasn't been revealed to the public, and is only available to those who have applied to buy one. If you still have doubts, know this: Aria is the same manufacturing group that assembles the perfect carbon fiber body panels for 911's reimagined by Singer. That's got to mean something, right?