Ares Design Panther Resurrects De Tomaso Pantera As 641HP Coachbuilt Huracan

Following many enticing teasers and a camouflaged prototype, Modena-based Ares Design has revealed the Panther Project 1 coachbuilt supercar in final production specification.

The first product of Ares Design’s “Legends Reborn” program may be named and styled after the legendary 1970s De Tomaso Pantera, but it is actually a Lamborghini at heart. That’s because the retro-styled body covers the aluminum and carbon fiber hybrid chassis of the Huracan complete with the 5.2-liter naturally-aspirated V10.

In this application, however, the engine develops 650 PS (641 hp) at 8,250 rpm and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) at 6,500 rpm courtesy of a tuned ECU and exhaust system. The seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and electronically controlled Haldex AWD system stay the same.

Despite packing 10 extra horses and the fact that it practically weighs the same (1,423 kg/3,137 lbs vs. 1,422 kg/3,134 lbs), the Panther is 0.2 seconds slower from 0 to 100 km/h than the latest Huracan Evo, covering the sprint in 3.1 seconds. Top speed, on the other hand, is an identical 325 km/h (201 mph).

Compared to the donor car, the Panther is longer and narrower, thus sporting distinct proportions. The shape of the doors is actually the only thing that gives away the Huracan origins of the bespoke supercar. All the body panels are made from carbon fiber, and the pop-up headlights feature full LED technology.

Since we’re talking about a coachbuilt car, the interior is very different as well and only the digital cockpit reminds us of the Lambo. The cabin features interior panels in carbon fiber and leather, as well custom made Nappa leather and Alcantara upholstery. Obviously, Ares Design can fully tailor it to the customer’s wishes.

The company will start delivering Panthers to customers at the end of May. If you’re interested, the modern-day De Tomaso Pantera will set you back €615,000 (about $695,000). Building one takes Ares Design three months, so you’ll have to be patient as well as wealthy.


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    Pop-Up Headlights .present time .COOL

  • Howfarr

    Hmm looks awful in white, but spectacular in dark red.

  • gbmike25

    Wow… What a tribute, awesome

  • Howard H

    if its a Pantera and a Huracan shouldnt be called a Panthur not a Panther……. just saying.

  • That Ross Chap

    What an utterly stunning car. There needs to a resurgence of hidden headlights in design too, despite the circular lights on this looking rather outdated compared with a more modern design. Additionally, the Camaro rear lights look rather cheap.

    • Thunderbolt

      ‘outdated’, no
      A touch of classic on a modern deisgn, yes

  • Maximilian Norlande Rabbitt

    I love it, but uhhh, when did necessities like lights and panels become accessories?

  • marioGTI

    One of the nicest rides I’ve seen in a while.

  • DM

    Wow! Beautiful car. Finally a coachbuilt car with a modified interior. I hate all those cars that look stunning on the outside but on the interior you can clearly see the vehicle it is based on.

  • donald seymour

    Great design, poor execution. The paint looks dull.

  • Alex Stoyanov
  • S3XY

    A car that will never be seen on the road. Once you leave this web page it will be forgotten about.


  • Holmer_k

    As a young man, I was fortunate enough to get to drive my bosses Pantera once. I’m sure this is an order of magnitude better. If anyone wants to buy me one, you’ll have a friend for life. Lol

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Beautiful. Better than the donor. Even better than a render.

  • SteersUright

    The body and conversion does not look well engineered. Interesting concept, I wanted to like it but It just doesnt do the Pantera justice.

  • Nordschleife

    Holy sh*t. Pop up headlights. This looks like a Ferrari to me. Maybe Magnum PI Ferrari? It’s still a win.

  • I still dislike it, just a lazy attempt of making Pantera design. Beside I really doubt the quality of the work.

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