We created S1 Project 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 for us: we wanted to create something even more essential, direct and unfiltered. We wanted to create a car that was pure emotion.
This is S1 Project Spyder.
S1 Project Spyder adopts the style of its coupé twin, but at the same time rebuffs it in a new form that is even more extreme and uncompromising, with a design enriched by the absence of the roof and the windscreen. To assure the ultimate driving experience, ARES' Centro Stile designed two wind deflectors that flawlessly emerge from the streamlined bodywork, redirecting the air flow over the passengers into the air intakes behind the headrests and creating a virtual canopy and a calm driving environment, to fully enjoy the unique dynamic experience.
The S1 Project Spyder fully embodies all the values of the ARES design language, where form meets function to offer unique style, unparalleled dynamic performance and a pure, unfiltered driving experience.
Without the windscreen, the sinuous carbon-fibre bodywork of the S1 Project Spyder takes on a unique, organic form, flowing through the interior to divide and envelop the passengers. Bespoke hand-crafted and richly finished with fine Napa leather and Alcantara, the S1 Project Spyder's interior reveals elegant, minimalist lines, with the HMI positioned entirely on the centre console and dashboard. The wrapping shapes contrast with the absence of a roof and windscreen, emphasising the sensations experienced while behind the wheel.
Beneath its handmade carbon fibre bodywork, the S1 Project Spyder houses a centrally mounted, naturally aspirated V8 engine. With a maximum of 8,800 rpm, the car's powerful acceleration will deliver a 0-100 kph in 2.7 seconds.
ARES Design has also created the bespoke exhaust system and revised the engine ECU to achieve a maximum power output of 522kw (715hp), delivered via the rear wheels and an 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox and double wishbone suspensions, with forged aluminium axles and adaptive Magnetic Ride Control.