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Hagerty Employee

C8 Corvette gets roofless Italian makeover, first Hurricane I-6 to Jeep, classic cars take Guggenheim

Intake: Ares, the Italian coachbuilder for the wealthiest of the wealthy, is taking the roof off of its midengine S1 Project to make the new S1 Speedster. (Nope, not related to Saleen.) A new windscreen ensures ideal open-air motoring, while the Speedster also highlights a modernized interior and new headlights as evolutionary changes to the Italian design, which debuted in hardtop form September of 2020.
https://www.hagerty.com/media/news/the-manifold/2022-04-13/
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drhino
Technician

A quick look at that Ares and I might think it was a McLaren. It certainly is better looking than a Corvette— but the bar is low. (I will refrain from making my standard complaint about the lack of a manual transmission. Wink.)
maximumbob
Pit Crew

wow 45 photos of upgraded vehicles and only one regarding the cars at the Guggenheim? Would have loved to have seem a few more of those. 

maximumbob
Pit Crew

Sorry - seen. No matter how careful at proof reading something always slips by. 

Grace
Hagerty Employee

updated! some fun stuff in there.
Gary_Bechtold
Specialist

S! Project? You had me until I saw that iPad in the center dash. No thanks. It is a beautiful render of some nice maybe-mobile on the outside and almost on the inside.

BMW X7, now with more rodent face. Yuck.

Guggenheim? More photos please!
Grace
Hagerty Employee

we're on the task! museums can guard visual assets a little jealously. will update as we receive more photos.
cassman66
Intermediate Driver

As the owner of a '22 "low bar" C8, one thing I really like about the Ares is the more symmetrical interior. I've had my C8 for 4 months and have already had two complaints about the lack of space for the passenger. I understand "driver-centric" but . . . come on!
audiobycarmine
Technician

Other than the Classics part, we had one "fantasy car" and FOUR SUV's.
What's wrong here, folks?
Smasher
Intermediate Driver

People are buying SUV's 2-1 over passengers cars.
Billthecat707
Instructor

Which doesn't make them less boring or ugly.
Smasher
Intermediate Driver

That Ares S1 is stunning. I think it is beautiful.
Is that silver airplane vehicle a Virgil Exner?
Smasher
Intermediate Driver

I found the airplane vehicle is a GM Firebird concept.
dial911
New Driver

Leave it to the Italians to do what GM couldn't....make a Corvette beautiful and relevant.
GM's Design Philosophy: "You should meet her. She's got a great personality...."