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Saturday, May 22, 2021

Ares Design S1 as limited-run NA V8 engined hypercar

An Italian coachbuilder company called Ares Design which was founded and run by the former Lotus boss Dany Bahar together with his Dubai-based business partner, Waleed Al Ghafari. To support its business activities, in 2018 the company built a 23,000 sqm design and engineering facility in Modena, Italy.
Ares Design S1 is a new road legal hypercar powered by a naturally aspirated V8 engine capable puts out 705 bhp of power and is claimed to spin up to the 8,800rpm redline for "its fiercest roar". (Picture from: Autoevolution)
From this company, it has been noted that so many exotic car models have been produced, and here are several exotic car models made by Ares Design (had ever discussed and published in Trussty) as follow; the Ares Rolls Royce Wraith in 2015 then the C2 Corvette StingRay, Wami Lalique Spyder in 2018, and the Panther ProgettoUno in 2019.

And the Modena-based company again showcased its work in the form of a new road legal hypercar powered by a naturally aspirated engine named Ares Design S1 at the Privé Salon event at Blenheim Palace in the UK in September 2020. The car on display at the event was a full-size model and reportedly, will be produced in limited only 24 units in 2021.
Ares Design S1 hypercar body was shaped by computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for “maximum downforce and minimum aerodynamic resistance” and is created from “hand-crafted” carbonfibre panels. (Picture from: Autoevolution)
The S1 project is claimed to have been built in simple terms: "A car consisting of a hypercar design, supercar performance and a sports car price tag". While no pricing has been announced yet, it would  suggest that the S1 Project will be more affordable than the usual crop of low-volume, bespoke hypercars.

The body is shaped by computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for "maximum downforce and minimum aerodynamic resistance" and is constructed from "handcrafted" carbon fiber panels. Uniquely the mid-engined hypercar exhausts are protruded out of the bonnet, as in the Porsche 918 Spyder.
The all-new Ares Design S1 hypercar is powered by a naturally aspirated V8 engine borrowed from the Corvette C8. The unit puts out 705 bhp of power and is claimed to spin up to the 8,800rpm redline for "its fiercest roar". The C8's drivetrain is mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and has a specific ECU tune and bespoke exhaust system.

With its aerodynamic and lightweight body, this road legal hypercar can accelerate from rest to 100 kph in just 2.7 seconds. Unfortunately no weight figures are given for this hypercar. We do know,  however, that it features double-wishbone suspension, forged aluminium axles and adaptive ride control for a “potent yet uncomplicated drive”.
Ares Design S1 hypercar cabin design looks quite beautiful and luxurious with a touch of hand-stitched leather and Alcantara, plus high-tech user interfaces and a separate touchscreen for the passenger. (Picture from: TopSpeed)
As for the interior, although it can only be seen from the rendering image that shows the car cabin design seem similar with the Corvette-owned, and even looks more beautiful and quite luxurious with a touch of hand-stitched leather and Alcantara, plus high-tech user interfaces and a separate touchscreen for the passenger.
Supercar Blondie, a well-known automotive vlogger become the first buyer of the Ares Design S1. (Picture from: Autoevolution)
Due to it uses several parts from the Corvette, the S1 car's owner can also do service at a Chevrolet dealer. Ares Design has also confirmed that every S1 unit that will be produced will be a truly special car. So that each customer will be involved in the making process of the car for 10 months.
Ares Design S1 mid-engined hypercar has the unique exhausts are protruded out of the bonnet. (Picture from: Hotcars)
As quoted of Autoevolution, Supercar Blondie, a well-known automotive vlogger become the first buyer of the Ares Design S1 and said that she paid around US $ 650,000 or roughly Rp. 9.5 billion for an S1. Even though previously the hypercar price is predicted to be more than US $ 1million or approx Rp. 15 billion. How lucky she is.
Furthermore, the world's most famous female automotive vlogger said that the Ares Design S1 is her dream car because it combines the look and performance of a hypercar with the practicality of driving. Even according to her, the S1 belong to her will be shipped early next year and to be the first unit sent by Ares Design to the customers.

And she also promised to upload a video of the results of her visit to Modena for see the making process of her S1 hypercar, including also asking for advice from netizens about suitable colors for the exterior and interior of her new car. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ARES DESIGN | AUTOCAR | AUTOEVOLUTION | TOPSPEED | HOTCARS ]
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