Italian coachbuilder ARES Design is known for two things: its roofless S1 Project Spyder and for turning classic cars into modern drivers, such as this Ferrari 412. Now, the design company has put its hand to another cult classic: the Porsche 964 911 Turbo.
The 964 has always been a desirable iteration of the 911 lineage, with the likes of Aimé Leon Dore even getting its hands on one for a full-blown collaboration. With its cult status well-cemented in automotive history, it now acts as the base for a new restomod courtesy of ARES Design, which has overhauled the 911 inside and out.
Said to be a “unique creation, born from an enthusiast’s vision who wanted to realize his dream car” and “an object of desire, as exciting to drive as it is to look at,” the ARES Design model is arguably one of the cleanest restored Porsche’s around. Finished in black, the classic sportscar comes fitted with a whole host of retro design elements such as a ducktail spoiler, five-spoke Fuchs-inspired alloy rims likes those found on a ’70s 911 Carrera RS 2.7, and to make it look a bit more modern, an overall smoothed aesthetic that results in its front end looking a bit more round and clean.
Other exterior updates include a new set of headlights and the quad pipes at the rear, while inside you’ll spot a new leather and houndstooth cloth interior. Power comes from a base 3.6-liter flat-six engine that’s had its intercooler and turbocharger upgraded to now deliver 425 HP.
Unfortunately, the ARES Design Porsche 964 911 Turbo is not for sale. Take a closer look at the restored and modified classic above.
For more automotive nostalgia, check out Renault’s contemporary take on the R5.
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