Ares Design Debut Their Roofless 700HP Supercar!
Get one while you can, as there will only be 24 of 'em!
This supercar is based on the coachbuilder's recently revealed coupe and chops off the roof to create a modern version of the famous barchettas of old. For now, it just exists in renders, but the company plans to build 24 of them.
This is the coupe. Looks pretty great!
The S1 Project Spyder shares the front end with the coupe up to the windshield. There, the roofless variant has wind deflectors for each occupant, which Ares says shapes the air over the occupants to create a "virtual canopy" just like in the Mclaren Elva.
The rear deck seats subtle strakes behind each of the seats and dual top-exit exhaust outlets. The interior is made of luxurious Nappa leather and Alcantara. A central rib separates the driver from the passenger, and it includes a console for the infotainment and other controls.
Ares Design intends for the vehicle to run on a naturally aspirated V8 making 700hp and capable of revving up to 8,800 rpm. An eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox sends the power to the rear wheels. It could very well reach 60mph in 2.7 seconds.
When the coupe was announced, Ares indicated that the chassis, engine, and gearbox came from the new C8 Corvette. The 6.2-liter allegedly receives extensive upgrades to remain naturally aspirated but increase the output so far beyond the stock 495 hp. The company quotes the output for the hardtop at 705hp and 715 lb-ft of torque. It is said to be priced at $590,000.