The basic idea was as simple as it was challenging: to create a car that combined the design of a hypercar, the performance of a supercar and the accessibility of a sportscar. Inspired by the de sign philosophy of the most iconic racing prototypes of the 70s and 80s, ARES created an ultimate study in bespoke design, driving pleasure and perfection.
Enter the ARES S1 Project.
The mesmerising looking exterior of the S1 Project was designed by ARES Design’s
Centro Stile employing extensive CFD studies to ensure the ultimate in aerodynamic
performance and stability.
Created from hand-crafted carbon fibre body panels, the dramatic low-profile silhouette, curvaceous wheel arches, low front splitter and forward sitting cockpit give the S1 Project an aggressive but flowing stance while producing maximum downforce and minimum aerodynamic resistance.
Its sleek design and performance are further enhanced by its dynamic rear spoiler and the eye-catching exhaust exiting the bonnet – an iconic-styled feature specifically created to leave the rear extractor area free and clean, to further improve aerodynamics.
Inside, 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. Styling and materials will be the remit of the ARES Design’s artisanal craftsmen. They will be finishing the forward sitting cockpit using the finest Alcantara and Napa leather and carbon fibre panels creating a stunning yet functional ambience, designed to emphasize the driving pleasure and sensations experienced behind the wheel of the S1 Project.
At its heart, S1 Project will be powered by a naturally aspirated V8 direct injection powerplant, delivering its power to the rear wheels through an 8-speed duel clutch transmission. ARES Design tunes the engine and mounts a bespoke crafted exhaust system to give the S1 Project a maximum power of 715hp, good for an anticipated 0-100 km/h in 2.7s.
Underpinned by double wishbone suspension, forged aluminium axles and adaptive Magnetic Ride Control, owners of S1 Project will be on track for a potent yet uncomplicated drive from the new member of the ARES family.