Ares Design Reveals The S1 Project
A modern-day supercar without a turbocharged powertrain.
Ares Design, named after the Greek god of war, is set to do battle with supercar juggernauts following the unveiling of its first production model, the S1 Project.
Headed by former Lotus and Ferrari executive Dany Bahar, Ares was initially founded as a coachbuilding company – boldly located in the supercar heartland of Modena, home to Maserati and within touching distance of famed marques Ferrari, Lamborghini and Pagani.
Outgrowing its original concept, the manufacturer has evolved with a new remit of constructing a car that “combined the design of a hypercar, the performance of a supercar, and the accessibility of a sports car.”
Limited to only 24 models, the S1 will see a naturally aspirated V8 engine – allegedly a tuned up version of that found in a Corvette C8 – mounted in the rear producing 522kW and revving to 8800rpm with an anticipated 0-100km.h time of 2.7 seconds.
The supercar will sit on double-wishbone suspension and boasts an aerodynamically minded body (peep the rooftop intake) built completely in carbon fibre with a rear diffuser and double front splitter creating ground effect.
Renders of the interiors point to hand-stitched leather and Alcantara details, with the addition of tech-savvy controls.
Production is set to begin in January 2021 with pricing rumoured to be approx. $810,000.