Automotive design firm Ares has announced it will take on the task of producing its new Project Panther in 2018.
The Panther is based on the Lamborghini Huracán, but its design is inspired by the De Tomaso Pantera.
We have very little details on the Panther, as we don’t even know if I will use the engine from its Lambo chassis base.
But we do know one thing about the Pather – it’s going to have pop-up headlights. Retro fans, rejoice!
Ares Design founder and CEO Dany Bahar says Ares is such a different company from most that it allows Ares to create a car so different from most.
“We started Ares three years ago with unprecedented demand to work on the personalisation of clients’ cars, and have satisfied well over 200 customers with unique interiors, exterior design elements, bodywork engineering and performance upgrades.
“Our new Modena facility allows us to move above and beyond this normal personalisation service, bringing together new design and engineering technologies, teams of skilled craftsmen, and passionate experts who have joined us from local supercar businesses.
“We’re not restricted by corporate processes or fixed views on how ‘our’ cars should be seen, nor are we limited by technology and facilities that restrict what we can do for customers.
“Our new facility in Modena works perfectly for the growing market of special requests from car enthusiasts and Project Panther is the first of a portfolio of cars – and other surprises - that we will be presenting at an official opening in January.
“Our strategy is unique in the automotive world: no other business – whether OEM, styling house, or personalisation specialists - offers the full range of services from personalization to full coach-building under one roof with a growing global network of market specialists that we believe satisfies every possible customer desire.
“Project Panther feels right now like our ‘halo car’, but I can guarantee there is much more to come in 2018!”