Is there a more iconic American car than the Corvette Stingray?
The first-generation Corvette was introduced in the 1950s but the historic Stingray moniker wasn’t used until the second generation (known as the C2) was unleashed in the 1960s. It is perhaps the most revered of all the Corvettes, representing the new-found freedom of the 1960s and it’s with this model that ARES chose to carry out this exquisite transformation.
The brief was to thoroughly bring the Stingray up to date with modern performance, road manners and interior appointments as well as fully restoring the Corvette in the process. The finished product is the result of over 3500 hours of work and a stunning one-off creation that showcases the entire range of ARES Design’s capabilities.
/ Original bodywork fiber glass
/ Pop-up headlight system. High output projector beam lights with white LED halos
/ New chassis with complete Corvette C7 axles, suspension
/ Design and replace entire electrical system of car
Cover in burgundy hides bespoke “full leather” interior, hand cut and sewn
to original pattern specifications
Handcrafted artisan rear interior body panels and storage area with chrome hinge and handcrafted handle
/ Design and install Alpine 500w multichannel audio system with all speakers concealed in custom paneling and custom 8” subwoofer
Base Car Model Year: 1956 and 2017
Engine type: CORVETTE LS3 V8
Displacement [cc]: 6162
Power [Hp]: 525
Torque [Nm]: TBD
Transmission: 5 speed manual
Suspension: from Corvette C7
Brake: 6 piston calipers and elctronic parking brake
Wheels: Turbine wheels. 19×8.5” front &20×11” rear
Tyres: front 245/35/r19 rear 295/30/r20
/ Build up motor (LS3 525 hp) with pumps, modern vintage A/C and belt system.
Assemble motor to built up 5 speed manual transmission unit.
/ Install complete stainless-steel exhaust system with pipes going thru chassis and exiting in rear as original (+10cv)