Few cars are as iconic as the Corvette Stingray, so for Ares Design to take on the 1964 Corvette Stingray is no small task. Of course, a company run by former Lotus CEO Dany Bahar would be up to the challenge.
The Corvette was first introduced in the 1950s. It wouldn’t be until the next decade that the Stingray would come onto the scene, but when it did, it was destined for legendary status. Ares Design took that legend and updated it, investing over 3,500 hours of dedicated work. Ares started with a beefed-up chassis and new axles. The suspension and an electric handbrake from the Corvette C7 were also added. The engine was updated with a 6.2 liter V8 LS3 engine that pumps out 525 horsepower. All that power goes to a five speed manual transmission. A stainless steel exhaust lets the engine truly roar. Old and worn out parts were taken out and replaced. The interior was dressed up with burgundy leather. An updated Alpine 500w multichannel audio system, with hidden speakers and an eight inch subwoofer, was also added. Even with all that work, Ares Design avoided changing the exterior, opting instead to maintain that iconic Coke bottle look with only a few minor changes.