Ares Design Reveal Stunning S1 Project Spyder

Luxury Italian coachbuilder ARES has announced that it will be producing a limited edition run of 24 stunning S1 Project Spyder sports cars.

Based on the company’s recently launched S1 Project, the S1 Project Spyder’s clean top line is enriched by the absence of the car’s windscreen and roof. To assure the ultimate driving experience, the company’s Centro Stile designed two wind deflectors. Elegantly emerging from the streamlined bodywork, the deflectors redirect the air current over the passengers into the air intakes behind the headrests; creating a virtual canopy and a calm yet unfiltered driving experience.

In the absence of the windscreen, the sinuous carbon fiber bodywork takes on a life of its own as it flows into the cockpit area, dividing and cocooning its passengers in the bespoke hand-crafted interior. Richly finished with the highest-grade Napa leather and Alcantara interior details reveal elegant lines with the HMI located on the central console and dashboard.

Like its sister car, the Spyder embodies all of ARES design language; created with extensive CFD studies to ensure ultimate aerodynamic performance, timeless driving experience and a captivating aesthetic.

Under the hand-crafted carbon fiber bodywork, the S1 Project Spyder houses a naturally aspirated V8 powerplant. With a maximum of 8,800rpm the car’s powerful acceleration will produce an anticipated 0-100kph in 2.7s. The rear wheel drive Spyder has an 8-speed dual clutch transmission, an ARES Design-tuned ECU and a bespoke crafted exhaust system giving the car a maximum power of 522kw (715hp).


S1 Project Spyder adopts the style of its coupé twin, but at the same time rebuffs it in a new form that is even more extreme and uncompromising, with a design enriched by the absence of the roof and the windscreen. To assure the ultimate driving experience, ARES’ Centro Stile designed two wind deflectors that flawlessly emerge from the streamlined bodywork, redirecting the air flow over the passengers into the air intakes behind the headrests and creating a virtual canopy and a calm driving environment, to fully enjoy the unique dynamic experience.

The S1 Project Spyder fully embodies all the values of the ARES design language, where form meets function to offer unique style, unparalleled dynamic performance and a pure, unfiltered driving experience.


Without the windscreen, the sinuous carbon-fibre bodywork of the S1 Project Spyder takes on a unique, organic form, flowing through the interior to divide and envelop the passengers. Bespoke hand-crafted and richly finished with fine Napa leather and Alcantara, the S1 Project Spyder’s interior reveals elegant, minimalist lines, with the HMI positioned entirely on the centre console and dashboard. The wrapping shapes contrast with the absence of a roof and windscreen, emphasising the sensations experienced while behind the wheel.


Beneath its handmade carbon fibre bodywork, the S1 Project Spyder houses a centrally mounted, naturally aspirated V8 engine. With a maximum of 8,800 rpm, the car’s powerful acceleration will deliver a 0-100 kph in 2.7 seconds.

ARES Design has also created the bespoke exhaust system and revised the engine ECU to achieve a maximum power output of 522kw (715hp), delivered via the rear wheels and an 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox and double wishbone suspensions, with forged aluminium axles and adaptive Magnetic Ride Control.

Dany Bahar, ARES Co-Founder, commented: “We had always planned a Spyder version of the S1 Project and since we revealed that car last month the reaction has been fantastic, so we are very pleased to release details of the S1 Project Spyder.We wanted to create a model that is a true tribute to the pleasure of sport driving. This new Barchetta version adds more charm to the S1 Project design as it takes additional inspiration from the world of motorsport and the racing cars of the past.”

Twenty-four S1 Project Spyder units will be built to order, with order books already open.

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