You may not have heard of them but you’ve certainly heard of Singer, the company made famous for “reimagining” classic 911s – adding modern, sophisticated touches to the ageing body of a timeless sportscar.
Aria has been the company behind all the carbon fibre body panels used by Singer in all their projects. Now that they’ve been established – Aria is set to introduce a hypercar of their own to bring to the fight between the McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari and the Porsche 918.
Oozing 1,165 hp and a whopping 1,784 Nm of torque from its 6.2-litre supercharged V8, 0 to 100 km/h takes just 3.1 seconds (La Ferrari Aperta @ 3 seconds/P1 @ 2.8 seconds) before it loses its breath at 220 mph (354 km/h).
Power also comes from a twin electric motor mounted on the electronic front axle coupled with a 10 kWh battery, delivered through a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission with Manual Shift mode.
The 2-door mid-engined coupe is built extensively using carbon fibre materials on its monocoque chassis and body panels. As a result, the Aria FXE weighs 1,565 kg (McLaren P1 only weighs 1.3 tonnes). Front wheels are 19-inch in size while at the rear arches house a 20-inch pair – all four corners are wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tyres.
Prices for the Aria FXE is expected to be upwards of USD 1 million with deliveries expected to take place late 2019.