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Ares Design is calling its Lamborghini Huracán-based supercar the Panther. The production run is strictly limited to 21 units, and the first models will leave the factory in Modena, Italy, in October.
Ares Design, headed by former Lotus boss Dany Bahar, said the car is being produced as the first of the design house's several custom designs based on the Huracán’s platform. Under the skin, this car is based on the Huracan and is powered by its 5.2-litre V10 engine, which puts out 641bhp (39bhp more than the standard Huracán) and the same 560Nm of torque as the Lamborghini. The Modena facility will also handle the production of Ares’ growing range of offerings, including the Mercedes-Benz G-class and Bentley Mulsanne-based models. The company will also make 53 bespoke Land Rover Defenders in conjunction with the British engineering firm JE MotorWorks.
“Our new facility in Modena works perfectly for the growing market of special requests from car enthusiasts and Project Panther is the first of a portfolio of cars – and other surprises - that we will be presenting at an official opening in January,” revealed Dany Bahar.