Ares Design Panther Project 1 Is Styled After the De Tomaso Pantera


Ares Design Panther Project 1
Images from Ares Design

Underneath This Beauty Lurks a Lamborghini Huracan

The vehicle you see before you is the Ares Design Panther Project 1, but it’s actually a Lamborghini Huracan underneath. The design house too the 5.2-liter V10 supercar and added a retro looking body to it that was inspired by the De Tomaso Pantera. Ares Design hasn’t just left the Huracan underpinnings and powertrain alone, though. The company made the car and its engine its own.

The Panther Project 1 makes a strong 641 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque. It achieved this through an ECU tune and a new exhaust system. The company didn’t touch the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission or the all-wheel-drive system. It’s actually slower than the Huracan to 60 mph, but it has the same top speed. Despite this slight decline in acceleration, the car should still be a true performer both on the road and on the racetrack.

All the body panels of the car are made of carbon fiber, and the car has some unique flip-up headlights you won’t find anywhere else. The interior of the car has been completely restyled. It has tons of carbon fiber, Alcantara, and Nappa leather. The only thing that’s obviously Lamborghini here are the electronics.

The company can build one of these beautiful De Tomaso Pantera lookalikes in about three months. If you want one, you’ll have to wait that long and be willing to fork over $695,000.