So, you think a Corvette C8’s a little too “tame” in looks and power? Well, fret not, cos’ Italian coachbuilder Ares Design has taken the Corvette C8 and turned into a sexier sports car on steroid.
Meet the Ares Design S1 Project Spyder Supercar, an open-top sibling to the previously revealed coupe version in September.
Under the hood is a Corvette Stingray’s 6.2L V8 massaged to produce 715 ponies and 715 lb-ft of torque. The power is put to go use on the rear wheels through an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission which enable to make the century sprint in just 2.7 seconds.
Design-wise, the Ares Design S1 Project Spyder Supercar is true-to-the-core open top. There’s no roof or whatsoever. Even the windshield are minimal. Alright. The duo glass bubble thingy are more like deflectors that is shape in such a way that oncoming wind will be directed from the cabin and towards the rear fender vents, or so we heard.
The car also benefits from carbon fiber body panels and classy interior featuring Nappa leather and Alcantara, and rollover protection that is also home to a pair of air intakes. Absolutely gorgeous.
We read that only 24 units will be made. Pricing is TBA. But since the Coupe variant starts at half a million euros, it is clearly not made for you and me, and also, it is quite clear that it designed for very stable dry weather. More information can be found over at the product’s page.
Images: Ares Design.
Source: Motor Authority.