Dany Bahar’s Ares Design Coupe and ConvertibleNovember 5, 2020
So you think the C8 is not “Super Car” looking enough for you? Well the people over at Dany Bahar’s Ares Design seem to have agreed with you.
Originally headquartered in the Modena area, like Maserati and Pagani Automobili, Dany Bahar’s Ares Design has come up with what they are calling the S1 Project based on the C8 Corvette, a wild coupe dressed as a hypercar, and an even bolder speedster to chase Ferrari’s, Aston Martin’s, McLaren’s and Lamborghini’s.
Ares says that the S1 Project was inspired by the racing prototype designs of the 1970s and ’80s, resulting in a full carbon fiber exterior over C8 mechanicals that’s Compression Force Deflection (CFD) tested to be as aero efficient as a supercar should be. In fact, Ares goes on to describe the S1 as something with the looks of a hypercar, the performance of a supercar and the accessibility of a sports car.
But why stop at a Coupe when so many people love the look of a speedster; they call this the S1 Project Spyder. Using the same “virtual canopy” idea that McLaren introduced with the Elva, the roofless S1 features two deployable wind deflectors for “a calm driving environment.”
Ares also throws in its own ECU and other performance bits to achieve a maximum engine speed of 8,800 rpm, 715 horsepower, and a 0-62 run in 2.7 seconds. If these ever make it off Ares’ computer screens, both the Coupe and the Spyder will be limited to just 24 units, taking the C8’s mid-engine platform to well into Ferrari territory by starting at $591,000.
According to CorvetteActionCenter, December 8th is when GM’s Bowling Green assembly plant will begin making 2021 Corvettes. The final push to get all of the 2020 cars out the door was enabled by the two-shift production schedule running smoothly in Bowling Green. CorvetteActionCenter notes that daily Corvette production has stabilized around 186 units, allowing the company to clear some of its 2020 production backlog.
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