Ares

  • Ares Project 2

    Ares, the Modena-based coachbuilder and tuner formed by ex-Lotus CEO Dany Bahar, has provided a first look at the latest model in its Legends Reborn series. The series reimagines iconic cars using modern design techniques and materials, not to mention performance, with the first model, aptly labeled the Project 1, crafted as an ode to the De Tomaso Panther, using a donor Lamborghini Huracan. The latest model is the Project 2, which Ares describes as a homage to Italian roadsters of the 1950s, and judging by the design the primary inspiration came from one of the legendary Maserati A6GCS/53...

  • Ares Project 1
    Additional Ares Project 1 versions planned, including convertible

    Ares continues to churn out wonderfully retro cars, and the latest model didn't disappoint. Last week, the Project 1 debuted as an ode to the De Tomaso Panther, but Ares has more plans in store for the car. Top Gear magazine reported on Monday that there will be a convertible model put into...

  • Ares Project 1
    Retro done right: Ares Project 1 channels the Pantera and 641 horsepower

    Ares, the Modena-based coachbuilder and tuner formed by ex-Lotus CEO Dany Bahar, has unveiled the first completed car in its Legends Reborn series. The series reimagines iconic supercars using modern design techniques and materials, not to mention performance, and the first member is the stunning...

  • Ares Tesla Model S Roadster teaser sketch
    Ares teases Tesla Model S Roadster conversion

    Modena, Italy-based design firm Ares wants to drop the top and subtract two doors from the Tesla Model S. On Monday, the firm teased another new project in the form of a Model S Roadster. The announcement was light on details, but in a Facebook post to the company's official page, Ares said it will...

  • Ares Project Pony
    Ares turns Ferrari GTC4 Lusso into a modern 412

    The Ferrari 412 and earlier 400i and 365 GT4 models were never the prettiest of Ferraris, but their low popularity meant not many ended up being sold, thus making them quite rare today. Coupled with their boxy design that typifies the 1980s era, the cars are now highly sought after in the collector...

  • Ares' modern Ferrari 250 GTO based on the Ferrari 812 Superfast
    Ares designs stunning Ferrari 250 GTO for the modern era

    Italian coachbuilder Ares Design is working on a modern interpretation of the Ferrari 250 GTO for its latest project. The company, which is based in Ferrari's backyard of Modena, Italy, provided the first details on the project in an interview with Robb Report published Friday. Ares' 250 GTO has...

  • Ares Panther prototype testing in Modena, Italy

    Residents of Modena, Italy are used to seeing supercars testing on local roads, but they've probably never seen one sporting the logo of Ares. That won't be the case for much longer as the coachbuilder and tuner formed by ex-Lotus CEO Dany Bahar has started road tests of a new model called the Panther on the streets surrounding its Modena headquarters. First shown in February as the Project Panther concept, the supercar is a coach-built creation based on the bones of a Lamborghini Huracán. And if you're thinking the design looks familiar, that's because it's a modern interpretation of...

  • Ares Chevrolet C2 Corvette restomod
    Ares restomod C2 Corvette blends Italian elegance and American muscle

    Ares tackles a diverse range of coachbuilt vehicles. We know the Modena, Italy-based firm is working on a Ferrari 412-inspired GTC4 Lusso conversion, a Tesla Model S convertible, and a Model S shooting brake. Those are all future endeavors, but what Ares most recently finished should be stunning to...

  • Ares Project Panther
    Ares Project Panther: Huracán-based, Pantera-inspired coach-built special revealed

    Ares, the Modena-based coachbuilder and tuner formed by ex-Lotus CEO Dany Bahar, has unveiled its most ambitious car yet: the Project Panther. Based on the bones of a Lamborghini Huracán, the Project Panther takes its inspiration from another Italian performance machine, the De Tomaso...

  • Ares Mulsanne Coupe
    Ares realizes the Mulsanne coupe that Bentley won't

    Talk of coupe and convertible versions of the Mulsanne dates back to when the Bentley flagship sedan made its debut in 2009. Bentley last year finally got around to confirming a small run of Mulsanne convertibles, referred to as the Bentley Grand Convertible. However, we're still yet to see...

  • Ares Tesla Model S convertible
    Ares previews a stylish Tesla Model S convertible

    Although consumers have largely fallen out of love with convertibles, there's still something about a drop-top that stirs up feelings. Ares Design, based in Modena, Italy, has something cooking that certainly strikes directly at said feelings. The firm hasn't provided any details but it did release...

  • Ares Tesla Model S shooting brake conversion
    Ares announces its own Tesla Model S shooting brake conversion

    The world will soon have three separate options to choose from for Tesla Model S shooting brake conversions. The latest comes from Ares Design based in Modena, Italy. The firm announced on Thursday that it will produce its own Model S shooting brake, and it also plans to outfit the interior with...

  • Ares Aston Martin Rapide shooting brake concept

    Dany Bahar is the name that shall not be spoken in Lotus circles, but the man himself has already moved onto other projects and the first is a new tuning house called Ares...like the mythical Greek god of war. Now based in Modena, Italy—a location already familiar to Bahar from his time at Ferrari—Bahar brings with him several personnel key to his previous Lotus plans, including a designer and selection of managers. Among the new team is 26-year old designer Mihai Panaitescu who previously helped with four of the five future-Lotus proposals conceptualized under Bahar's tenure at...

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