Ares S1 Unveiled: 0-100 KM/H Time of 2.7 Seconds

The new model will be released in a limited edition of 24 cars.

Italy-based Ares Design has started accepting orders for the new S1 Project Spider, which will have a total circulation of 24 copies. The new model has received a Corvette engine uprated to 715 hp, which allows the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 2.7 seconds.

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The body of the roadster, like that of the recently introduced Ares coupe, is made entirely of carbon fiber. At the same time, the open-top version does not have a windshield but there are two wind deflectors developed by Centro Stile. They redirect the air flow to the air intakes behind the head restraints. In other respects, the new model completely repeats the Ares S.

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The engine is also the same: a 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 located behind the seat backs. It is uprated to 715 hp and 968 Nm. The same unit is installed on the eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette, but it develops 502 hp and 637 Nm. The engine comes with an eight-speed DCT and rear-wheel drive.

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A price tag of the roadster is still unknown. However, we know that the coupe costs €500,000. For comparison, a starting price of the Corvette Stingray is 10 times less, namely $58.900.

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Ares Design was founded in 2014. It is based in Modena (Italy) and is run by Lotus ex-CEO Dani Bahar. Among the company's recent projects is the Panther ProgettoUno stylized as the legendary De Tomaso Pantera. Besides, the company is preparing a “crystal” car together with the French crystal manufacturer Lalique. Its premiere should take place before the end of 2020.

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