An all-American supercar, called Alessi AR-1, has resurfaced after being built in 1979 and its official debut at the 1979 New York Auto Show. The handcrafted AR-1 is a motorcar especially built for the discriminating driver, according to Alessi Fiberglass, who updated the whole vehicle to meet all of today’s standards. The production is limited to fifty cars.
The chassis of each AR-1 is constructed of eleven gauge steel and is welded with a tensile strength of 100,000 pounds per square inch. The AR-1 body is hand-laid fiberglass with steel reinforcements at key stress points.
The AR-1 is powered by a Corvette-sourced supercharged 6.2 liter LS3 V8 engine producing up to 600hp at 6,200rpm and 580lb-ft of maximum torque at 3,700rpm. Customers can opt for a twinturbo engine kit producing 750hp and 690lb-ft of torque. The estimated performance figures are zero to 60mph in 3.4 seconds, a quarter mile in 10.7 seconds and a top speed of 200mph.
The standard equipment offers a custom interior, cut pile carpeting, dual power side mirros, alarm systems, rear-view mirror with backup camera, air conditioning, power operated tail section, power seats, run flat tires with sensors and a tilt steering wheel.
The price is upon request.