It appears, then, that ARES Design has some sort of psychic access to our dreams, as they’ve built this bespoke ARES Corvette Stingray masterpiece.
On the outside, it looks just like an immaculate 1964 Corvette. But after 3,500 hours of work, the C2 rides on a brand-new chassis, equipped with the axles and suspension components from a C7. Powering the Corvette is a 525-horsepower, 6.2-liter LS3 V8 – a popular choice when it comes to engine swaps – and it’s been mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Stopping power comes courtesy of 6-piston calipers, and the Corvette features a modern, electronic parking brake.
What’s really impressive about this C2 build is the attention to detail. ARES has reworked the entire electrical system, and the Corvette now features high-intensity-discharge projector headlights, complete with white LED halos. The interior has also been completely redone in burgundy leather, hand-cut and sewn to original specs. The fanciness is emphasized with handcrafted artisanal rear interior body panels and storage area with a chrome hinge.
And of course, what’s a vehicle interior without an Alpine 500w audio system? The system includes an 8-inch sub, and all speakers are hidden behind custom paneling.
Completing the package is the staggered Turbine wheel setup, which gives the car a super clean and sophisticated look.