2013 Alessi AR-1

America has become the home of quite a number of niche supercars, including the Saleen S7 , the Mach7 Motorsports Falcon , and the Hennessey Venom GT . Now, the ever-growing list is set to make room for another American-born exotic in the form of the Alessi AR1.

The model actually first made waves 33 years ago at the 1979 New York Auto Show and has since been dusted off by Alessi Fiberglass, the company that updated the AR1 to meet all the technical and safety standards of today.

Among the distinguishable characteristics of the "new" AR1 include a hand-laid fiberglass body that carries steel reinforcements at various stress points. Meanwhile, the chassis of the car was built from eleven gauge steel and welded with a tensile strength of 100,000 pounds per square inch, making the 50-piece American supercar as sturdy as they come. The AR1 will also come with a number of standard equipment comprising of dual power side mirrors, a power-operated tail section, run flat tires with sensors, a custom interior with cut pile carpeting, a rear-view mirror with a back-up camera, power seats, and a tilt steering wheel.

As far as powertrain is concerned, the Alessi AR1 will carry a Corvette-sourced 6.2-liter LS3 supercharged V8 engine that produces a stout 600 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 580 lb/ft of torque at 690 lb/ft of torque. If those figures aren’t enough to tickle your fancy, Alessi is offering a twin-turbo engine kit that spikes up the output to a ridiculous 750 horsepower and 690 lb/ft of torque.

No official details have been announced as far as performance numbers go, but Alessi has estimated the AR1 as capable of hitting 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds, a quarter-mile in 10.7 seconds, and a top speed of 200 mph.

To top it off, the Alessi AR-1 will only be produced in a limited run of 50 units.


It’s efficient for sure with its dynamic engine while the style creates intimidating looks from the chosen colors for exterior.

It actually looks cheap because of its paint job, but I like its features. Anyway, the engine is also competitive so it isn’t so sloppy after all.

It’s weird that I don’t like this car, although I am aware how highly dynamic it is; the quality is extra apparent on its external features.

This runs efficiently because of its dynamic engine. About its styling, the choice of colors is really good.

200mph run on a 750hp; All I can say that this is insane. It has gone a long way from its previous self, and I’m certain many will appeal to Alessi to produce more than 50 units of this.

I mostly look at a car’s style first. This one would probably pass to my taste if it elaborated its components more.

Oooooh. It’s definitely powerful and speedy. The design of its exterior and features are dynamically inclined too. However, I don’t quite like it.

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