Now, I loved the original De Tomaso Pantera and this is an awesome homage to the original design

Italian supercars are typically stop-and-stare-worthy, but ARES Design, a coachbuilder out of Modena, Italy, just dropped something we might be staring at a bit longer than usual. It’s called “Project Panther.”

In a nutshell, the Panther is a Lamborghini Huracan underneath, with an original body on top inspired by the De Tomaso Pantera. The wedge-shaped nose, rear buttresses and flat engine cover certainly remind us of the Pantera from the 1970s, but the pop-up headlights really make it a beautiful hybrid of classic and modern design. It’s been a long time since we saw pop-up headlights on a new car, so we applaud the decision to incorporate those despite the difficulties that abound.