Ares Design may be Dany Bahar's company, and there may also be an official new De Tomaso on the horizon, but the original Pantera-inspired Ares Panther is still worthy of your attention. The fact that it's a re-bodied Lamborghini Huracán can be a , as it would be hard to find a more exciting engine from the globally-homologated selection than Lambo's naturally-aspirated V10. Not to mention that the platform itself is Nürburgring-record capable. And if Italdesign can redress a Huracán, it's only fair to see others getting into that game as well. Ares has entered it with a lot of expertly shaped carbon fiber, and pop-up headlights, something we haven't seen on new cars since 2004.
What seems to be the prototype of the Panther ProgettoUno packs 650 horsepower and 443 ft.-lb. of torque, yet is only 4.72-inches longer in wheelbase than a Pantera from 1971. Of course due to its modern underpinnings, it's also considerably wider.
The all-wheel drive Panther weighs over 3137 lbs. and costs nearly $700,000. For that kind of money, Lamborghini can give you at least two Huracáns, be those Coupés or Spyders. But one thing is for sure: Pop-up lights are not on the options list of the Sant'Agata factory.