The creative spark for the S1 Project 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 was born: the vision of the hypercar by ARES Modena.
Enter the ARES S1 Project: the ultimate study in bespoke design and driving pleasure.
With a short, sharp front-end, pronounced wheel arches, forward sitting cockpit and a wraparound windscreen, the S1 Project was developed to recreate the sensations reminiscent of race cars of yesteryear The ARES' Centro Stile has designed an aggressive but flowing stance while producing maximum downforce and minimum aerodynamic resistance. Its sleek composition and performance are enhanced by its dynamic rear spoiler and the eye-catching exhaust exiting the bonnet – an iconic-styled feature specifically created to optimise aerodynamics and leave the rear extractor area free and clean. Careful stylistic and aerodynamic research has led to a perfect integration of functional and aesthetic elements to create a timelessly shaped car that will not lose its appeal over the years.
The mesmerising looking exterior of the S1 Project was designed by ARES Modena's Centro Stile, employing extensive CFD studies to ensure the ultimate in aerodynamic performance and stability.
Inside the S1 Project, the interior reveals the use of essential but minimal lines creating a 3D effect enveloping both driver and passenger with the car’s HMI contained within the central console and dashboard. ARES' expert artisans painstakingly care about styling and materials, finishing the forward sitting cockpit using the finest Alcantara and Napa leather and using carbon fibre panels, creating a stunning yet functional ambience designed to emphasise the driving pleasure and sensations experienced behind the wheel of the S1 Project.
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 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'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.
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