That’s over 200 more ponies than the standard C8 Corvette, but the modifications are being kept a closely guarded secret, if the specs are actually true. Power is allegedly sent through the C8 Corvette’s eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
“That remains a secret between our supplier in the USA and us. It’s all mechanical modifications though, you can’t do this through software,” Bahar told Top Gear. “The sound it makes takes inspiration from old F1 V10s, very high tonality.”
This suggests the Ares S Project could be using the same flat-plane crank V8 expected in the new Z06, which sounds a lot like a Ferrari 488 GTB. The custom C8 Corvette certainly looks striking, with its low-slung design, massive fenders, and a roof scoop. And do we see a little bit of Bugatti Chiron in the back? No, there’s a LOT of Bugatti Chiron in the back. It looks nothing like a C8 Corvette, and that’s a deliberate design decision.