At this point, the year 2019 seems to be centuries ago, but that’s when we first saw this delicious supercar. The Ares Design Panther made its photo debut last March and arrived at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy for a personal appearance in May. We could have seen it at this year’s prestigious event if it had not been canceled, but we are now seeing it in a new series of photos from Ares Design. And it still looks absolutely fantastic.
The opportunity this time is to present the production version of the machine not only in photos, but also in video. Titled Shaping carbon, it’s a two-minute ode to automotive cinematography with artistic start-up screens, close-ups of fenders and vents and slow-motion panoramic views of the Panther – or Panther ProgettoUno as it is officially called. We already know what you think about it and the answer is yes. We see the pop-up headlights in action. You’re welcome.
In fact, we see the whole car in action. The video includes glamorous photos of the Panther traveling through the Italian countryside, mixed with flashes of the car’s construction process for its carbon fiber bodywork. The music permeates the clip, but we are entitled to a few moments of the mechanical symphony of the Panther from its 5.2-liter V10 naturally aspirated. The mill is said to produce 650 horsepower (485 kilowatts), which goes to all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Ares says that 0-60 mph occurs in 3.1 seconds, with a top speed greater than 202 mph (325 km / h).
If this all sounds familiar to you, it should. The Panther’s DNA is closely shared with the Lamborghini Huracan, and if it looks familiar, the body is a modern version of the DeTomaso Pantera from the 70s. If you want one, you’d better be quick on the draw by lot, because Ares Design originally planned to make only 70 at a cost of around $ 695,000 each. However, this latest announcement cuts production to just 21, with prices available on request. Production is underway.