Ferrari is renowned not only for its sports cars but also for its four-seater models which it has been manufacturing since the 1960s and arguably the finest of the breed were the closely related 365 GT4 2+2, 400 and 412 models it produced during the 1970s and 1980s. The styling reflected a new departure for Ferrari and the car’s Pininfarina-penned lines have a classical elegance that typifies the era. And with this in mind ARES DESIGN has chosen to recreate the iconic Ferrari 412 for the modern era.
The ARES DESIGN Pony will be part of the company’s reborn legends portfolio and will be based on one of today’s iconic models, the GTC4Lusso. It is the pinnacle of the modern era of Ferrari four-seaters, packing a 6.3-litre naturally-aspirated V12 with an output of 690hp. The ARES Pony’s styling is influenced by the 1980s 412 and after extensive computer modelling will be handcrafted with the finest grade carbon fibre not only endowing the car with stunning looks but giving it a low kerb weight, too.
Inside the 412 ARES DESIGN will use the finest quality components with handcrafted leather seats and dash architecture complimented by hand-stitched features and highlights. The carbon fibre coach-built Pony will have all the style and panache of the original 412 but the modern underpinnings of the GTC4Lusso endow it with the sort of performance and connectivity the original could only have dreamed of. ARES will deliver a phenomenal vehicle, representing the exterior grace and poise of the iconic Ferrari 2+2 with the chassis from one of today’s most exceptional vehicles.
Ares was founded by former Lotus CEO Dany Bahar and Dubai-based businessman Waleed Al Ghafari with the mission is to offer the highest level of vehicle personalisation in the business. As such their vehicles are pretty high end, of which the price tag of the 412 reflects, when it goes on sale next year lucky owners will have to part with the best part of £650k.