Take A Tour Around The Ares Panther, A Modern Take On De Tomaso’s Pantera

Modena-based Ares Design has arrived at the 2019 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este with the Panther, and this is one of the first video tours showing the coachbuilt Italian supercar.

Courtesy of NM2255, we can take a tour around what used to be a Lamborghini Huracan but now wears new bodywork and interior, paying tribute to the classic De Tomaso Pantera.

Power still comes from the Huracan’s naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine, which has been retuned to produce 641hp (650PS) and 442lb-ft (600Nm) of torque. The all-wheel drive system and the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission are still present.

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

Ares claims a 0-62mph (100km/h) in 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 201mph (325km/h). Despite the totally different bodywork, the Ares Panther weighs almost the same as the donor car, at 1,423kg (3,137lbs).

Compared to the Huracan, the Ares Panther appears longer and narrower. All the custom body panels are made out of carbon fiber, a material that’s also used extensively to both the engine bay and the interior of the coachbuilt supercar. And there are pop-up headlights, which is an instant win on our books.

Judging from the video, the Panther looks to be a proper quality item, with tight panel gaps all around and a nicely finished interior. All the custom details inside and out appear to justify the near $700k price tag.

Apart from the Ares Panther, De Tomaso fans have also one more reason to cheer about as the historic brand will be revived this year by the same people behind Apollo, showcasing a new model at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

 

  • MIL1234

    that’s a nice use of corvette rear lights

    • KAG25

      no

      • MIL1234

        Camaro ?

  • KAG25

    pop up headlights

    • STEFAN LAUGENIE

      If i had the money, i’ll buy the car for them only…..!
      I miss those in modern cars soooooo much!

      • KAG25

        yeah, first car had them, was a fun thing

        • STEFAN LAUGENIE

          All the modern Ferraris and Lambos would look so much better if they all still had them on…..

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Camaro tail lights

      • KAG25

        small car companies use head and tail lights from normal cars, it is normal

      • Nordschleife

        I think those taillights integrate quite nicely.

    • MarketAndChurch

      I would happily sacrifice any sort of aerodynamics loss to see those on more sports cars.

  • JRP

    Corvette tail lights.

  • Mynameis Taylor

    lambo haurucan body

    • Brian Regan

      Yeah, it looks nice but it’s pretty clearly a Lambo with a body kit.

  • IT LOOKS GOOD THOUGH IT COULD USE SOME TWEAKS.
    DITCH THE CAMARO BITS. ANGLE THE B-PILLAR BACK AND START THE VENTS FROM THERE ELIMINATING THE ODD GLASS WINDOW.
    WITH MODERN LIGHTING THEY COULD MAKE THE POP-UP HEADLIGHTS REALLY SHARP WITH AN LED STRIP.

  • john1168

    I love it. It looks great! With DeTomasso rumored to make a comeback…again… I’m hoping they offer something similar to this. By the way, I REALLY miss pop up headlights.

  • Nordschleife

    The Huracan and the 370 looked the best but I feel maybe their photoshop was rendered better. They did look good with their pop up headlights but I wished they would’ve rendered them up and down. Thanks for sharing.

  • Bo Hanan

    It does look like a modified Camaro platform.

  • TB

    WOW!

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