Inspired by the 1979 model, the modern day AR-1 has evolutionary styling and a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine.

Alessi has announced plans to offer an updated version of the AR-1.

Inspired by the 1979 model, the car features evolutionary styling with sleek fiberglass bodywork. Other highlights include "quartz ionized" headlights, a roll bar and a stainless steel dual exhaust system.

Inside, the cabin is fitted to a buyer's "specific requirements for headroom, legroom, and seating." Owners can also choose their own upholstery, trim and dashboard layout.

Power comes from a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine with 600 hp (447 kW / 608 PS) and 580 lb-ft (785 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a five-speed manual transmission which enables the 3200 lb (1451 kg) car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds and hit an estimated top speed of 200 mph (322 km/h). If that isn't fast enough, the engine can be equipped with twin-turbochargers for an increased output of 750 hp (559 kW / 760 PS) and 690 lb-ft (934 Nm) of torque.

Production will be limited to 50 units and pricing is available "upon request."

New Alessi AR-1 announced - recalls the 1979 model