We created S1 Project Speedster to bring the experience of driving a supercar back to a more authentic and visceral level. An experience that uses today's technologies and materials to rediscover sensations of yesteryear. But that wasn't enough; we wanted to go further and create something absolutely unique: here is S1 Project Speedster, the ultimate open-air hypercar driving experience.
Thrill, performance, sophistication, design: this is the ARES S1 Project Speedster.
With the evolution of the S1 Project platform, the S1 Project Speedster continues the stylistic path already taken by ARES Modena with the S1 Spyder but introduces a new, exciting Targa design. The S1 Project Speedster was conceived for those wanting to experience the thrill of open-top sports driving but also looking for a more comfortable and refined experience. This experience is guaranteed with the S1 Project Speedster thanks to the aerodynamic protection offered by the new wraparound and streamlined windscreen, perfectly connected to the curved and muscular lines of the carbon fibre bodywork. The cockpit is entirely enveloped by glass surfaces, which connect in a single line with the rear engine bonnet above the headrests.
The S1 Project Speedster fully embodies all the values of the ARES design language, where form meets function to offer unique style, unparalleled dynamic performance and a refined, exciting driving experience.
The S1 Project Speedster's interior has been carefully designed to optimise and emphasise the dynamic experience of the occupants. The distinctive "domes" above the cockpit characterise the driving environment and the new infotainment system with three different displays: one in front of the driver and a smaller one for the passenger. In keeping with the tradition of every ARES Modena project, the customisation possibilities are virtually endless in terms of colours, finishes and materials. However, in the cabin's centre, the exposed carbon fibre tunnel remains in full view: a choice dictated by the desire to leave exposed a portion of the S1 Project Speedster's "soul", intrinsically tied to this precious material.
The ARES S1 Project Speedster is powered by a mid-mounted, naturally aspirated V8 engine with direct injection, connected to an 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox that sends power to the rear-drive wheels. Its double-wishbone suspensions, forged aluminium axles, and adaptive Magnetic Ride Control assure the handling. Giving voice to this exciting powertrain is an exhaust system with outlets located directly on the rear bonnet.
The S1 Project Speedster's bodywork is made entirely of handmade carbon fibre, and its shape has been optimised through in-depth CFD analysis. This extensive aerodynamic study was necessary to ensure that the car has an intelligent and recognisable design, perfect engine cooling and balanced dynamic handling that would be predictable and engaging in both road and track action.
Length: 4684 mm
Width: 2009 mm
Height: 1214 mm
Front Track: TBC
Rear Track: TBC
Wheelbase: 2722 mm
Front overhang: TBC
Rear overhang: TBC
Dry Weight: TBC
Carbon fibre panels
Number and arrangement of cylinders: V8 - 16 valves
Displacement: 6.162 cm3
Exhaust system designed by ARES
Maximum power: TBC
Type: Rear wheel drive + limited slip differential
Gearbox: Dual-clutch gearbox DCT with 8-speed
Front axle: Unequal length double wishbone, forged aluminium axles, adaptive Magnetic Ride Control system
Rear axle: Unequal length double wishbone, forged aluminium axles, adaptive Magnetic Ride Control system
WHEELS & TYRES
Front Axle: Alloy 20” rims, with 275/30 ZR20
Rear Axle: Alloy 21” rims, with 345/25 ZR21
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h: TBC
Any extra personalization requires a feasibility study
Front LED headlight
Rear LED lights
Interior trim covered in Italian crafted and Pienofiore leather and Alcantara
HMI contained within the central console and dashboard