Former Lotus CEO Danny Bahar’s ARES Design coachbuilding enterprise has opened a brand new 18,000 square-metre facility in Modena, Italy – a brand new residence the place bespoke, coachbuilt vehicles might be designed and developed for the enterprise’s prospects across the globe.
A handful of these new coachbuilt fashions have been revealed to mark the event, various from powerful off-roaders to bespoke supercars and re-engineered classics.
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An ARES tweaked Bentley Mulsanne is one in every of them, with two produced for 2 separate prospects. Formally known as the ARES Design Coupe for the Bentley Mulsanne, it’s an interpretation of the second-generation Brooklands, the four-door Mulsanne shedding a pair of doorways to grow to be a big luxurious coupe.
Doing issues the opposite manner spherical is a 1964 Corvette Stingray, transformed below the pores and skin to trendy mechanical requirements. ARES says that this one-off creation is the results of three,500 hours of labor, with an LS7 V8 now discovered below the bonnet.
Two off-road choices have been thrust into the highlight too. Alongside the Mercedes-AMG G63 based mostly X-Raid off-roader, which pumps out out 760bhp from the prevailing 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, ARES is constructing its personal interpretation of the Land Rover Defender, modified with extra aggressive off-roader bodywork and a Rover made V8. A run of 53 is deliberate, with the conversions to be assisted by Coventry based mostly JE MotorWorks.
Learn every little thing we all know concerning the new 2019 Land Rover Defender right here.