Ares Design has just unveiled the production Panther Project 1 coachbuilt supercar, inspired by the 1970s De Tomaso Pantera, and based on the Lamborghini Huracan. Featuring a retro body kit that covers the original aluminum and carbon fiber hybrid chassis of the Huracan, complete with a 5.2-liter naturally-aspirated V10, mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, that’s been tuned to generate 641 hp at 8,250 rpm and 442 lb-ft at 6,500 rpm, thanks to a tuned ECU and exhaust system. One caveat: it’ll set you back a cool €615,000 ($695,000 USD). Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
“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),” reports Car Scoops.