This is the Ares Panther, a limited-run car built by Italian firm Ares Design, and set to revive (in spirit, at least) the DeTomaso Pantera supercar.
In case you missed it, here are the basics: The Ares Panther is a Lamborghini Huracán-based supercar, but its design was inspired by the DeTomaso, and it has pop-up headlights.
With the Huracán’s underpinnings comes the 5.2-litre V10 atmo engine from the Raging Bull, which will produce 483kW when in the Pantera. Ares also says it’ll be 100kg lighter than the Huracán LP610-4.
Double-wishbones feature all around, with Brembo six-pots and carbon ceramics , while the chassis is made of carbon fibre (the body is also CF) and aluminium.
The Ares Panther will be able to top 325km/h, Ares says.
Video has now been released by Ares of the car moving, in a real physical form, for the first time.
Until the recent slew of teaser shots, we’d only seen the car in its design rendered form. Now it’s clear Ares has built a physical car, if not more, and it runs.
When the Pantera project was first surfacing, Ares Design founder and CEO Dany Bahar said the company’s unique ability lies in its ‘small business’ nature, even though Ares is quite quickly becoming a bigger player in the niche supercar space.
“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 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.”