ARES S1 Project Coupè

The creative spark for the S1 Project Coupè was simple but not trivial: to create a car that possessed an extreme design and exceptional performance, centred around an authentic and unfiltered driving experience. Inspired by the design philosophy of the most iconic racing prototypes of the 1970s and 1980s, S1 Project Coupè was born: the vision of the hypercar by ARES Modena. Enter the ARES S1 Project Coupè: the ultimate study in bespoke design and driving pleasure.

ARES S1 Project Speedster

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.


A powerful engine, a responsive chassis, a cutting-edge gearbox: are the critical elements for a direct and immersive driving experience. Beneath the carbon fibre bodywork, S1 Project Coupè houses a naturally aspirated V8 engine with direct injection. The power is transmitted to the rear wheels via an 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox. At the same time, the handling is assured by its double-wishbone suspensions, forged aluminium axles and adaptive Magnetic Ride Control. Dynamic performance has been improved by carefully studying the car’s aerodynamic aspects using CFD technology. One of the S1 Project Coupè's most impressive elements is undoubtedly its bespoke exhaust system, with the outlets positioned on the bonnet: a feature that not only dramatically improves the performance of the V8 engine but also gives the car a unique and distinctive sound, offering an even more immersive and thrilling dynamic experience.

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

Aluminium chassis

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
Torque: 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

Front Axle: Alloy 20” rims, with 275/30 ZR20
Rear Axle: Alloy 21” rims, with 345/25 ZR21

Acceleration 0-100 Km/h: TBC
Vmax: 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