Unveiled late last year, the first vehicle from bespoke automaker Ares is a custom Mercedes G-class injected with heavy doses of Italian design and engineering.
The Ares X-Raid 4×4 is based on the Mercedes G63 luxury off-roader and retains its twin-turbo 5.5-litre V8 engine. The revamped, lightweight aluminium and carbon fibre exterior reduce the vehicle’s weight by 200kg. The result is an impressive 760hp and a top speed of 250km/h. That’s around a 40km/h increase over the original G63. Other new additions include 22-inch bespoke Ares Design forged wheels and a tire pressure control system.
X-Raid boasts an entirely new cockpit yet retains an impressive amount of luxury. We’re talking Nappa leather upholstery with inserts and two single VIP seats in the rear. Plus there’s a custom-made sports steering wheel.
Based in Modena, Italy, Ares was created with one simple goal – to provide its customers with the ultimate in bespoke luxury automotive design and engineering. The X-Raid appears to be a fine example. Every Ares car is made to order.
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