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Supercar Blondie’s Ares Design S1 Is An Even More Unique Version Of An Already Unique Car

The C8 Corvette-based Ares Design S1 is indeed unique, but Supercar Blondie is taking it a step further

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Supercar Blondie is showing us yet another incredible car – the Ares Design S1. We’ve known about the Italian boutique manufacturer for a while and some of their other projects include the Ares Panther and a two-door conversion for the Bentley Mulsanne. As for the Ares Design S1, clients will be able to get their cars next year, and Supercar Blondie will be the first one to get hers. However, as unique as the S1 is, she has planned something that will make hers one of a kind.

A quick recap on the Ares Design S1

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10 months after ordering it, Blondie will get the first of 24 S1
The S1 will be joined with its owner sometime in February
The Modena-based company set out to build, in CEO and founder Dany Bahar’s words, “a hypercar design with supercar performance and a sports car price tag."

It’s based on the C8 Corvette and is powered by a modified version of the same 6.2-liter V-8 that now makes 705 horsepower (still normally aspirated). The gearbox is still an eight-speed DCT unit. The Ares Design S1 also comes with the C8 Corvette’s magnetic ride control.

The 0 to 60 97 km/h) happens in about 2.6 seconds. Only 24 will be made and Supercar Blonde will be the first lucky customer to get hers around February. As ordered by Blonde, the Ares Design S1 costs around $650,000. Not bad for a car that looks like a million dollars.

What Supercar Blondie likes about the S1

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It has some Koenigsegg in it
The canopy and centrally positioned windshield are very reminiscent of the Swedish hypercars

Blonde first took us on a tour of the Ares Design S1 back in April where she talked about the “quirks and features”, as well as what she most likes about it. It turns out that the Ares Design S1 has taken some of the best and most distinctive features of some of the best hypercars currently on sale.

Although the Ares Design gives you plenty of personalization options, Supercar Blondie directs our attention to certain elements like the side mirrors, which although not identical, are quite similar to those on a Pagani Huayra.

The canopy, together with the centrally positioned windshield wiper and curved windshield is very reminiscent of Koenigsegg’s design.

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The C8 Corvette’s 6.2-liter V-8 has been modified
Instead of 495 hp it now makes 705, without any form of forced induction

The uninterrupted taillight strip is an obvious throwback to the Bugatti Chiron, although Ares Design’s Instagram page constantly updates its designs and it seems at least some examples of the S1 will have a different taillight design.

Of course, the interior has been just as altered as the exterior of the car. The steering wheel remains a C8 Corvette piece, but has been completely reupholstered. The interior has been completely redesigned and features quilted leather seats, leather inserts on the dashboard, exposed carbon fiber, bucket seats, and more.

How is Supercar Blone’s S1 going to be different?

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But Supercar Blodie’s S1 will be one of a kind
It will be the only one to feature gullwing doors

As unique as you can make your Ares Design S1, Supercar Blonde has decided to go a step further and make hers even more unique. Originally, all 24 cars were meant to have butterfly doors, similar to McLaren P1, LaFerrari, and other hypercars.

However, Supercar Blonde will have the only Ares Design S1 that features gullwing doors, like on the 1955 Mercedes 300 SLR, she recently reviewed.

It seems hard work does, indeed, pay off, and once Supercar Blonde gets delivery of her very own Ares Design S1, we expect another review of the first production version. There are two videos below – one where Supercar Blonde gives us a walk around the pre-production S1 and the second, where she reveals her S1 spec.



Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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