Having already designed the W Motors Lykan HyperSport, Anthony Jannarelly is now getting ready to launch a new car and with it, an entirely new car brand.
Built on a steel-come-aluminium tubular structure, the ’60s inspired Jannarelly “Design-1” weighs in at 810 kg in composite form or 760 kg in all-carbon guise.
Its 3.5-litre Nissan-derived V6, meanwhile, is claimed to deliver 325 bhp, which is enough to propel the car to 62 mph in “less than” four seconds.
“I was often asked if I drove a Lykan and the more I said no, the more I wondered what kind of car I would like to drive on a daily basis. I started sketching some ideas during a flight and then met my now partner, Frederic Juillot, who made boats and composite parts and is also based in Dubai,” says Anthony when asked what inspired him to create the Design-1.
Initially, the idea was for Anthony to build just a single car – for himself, however, this was just the beginning of the story. Their combined skills in design and composites quickly saw the Design-1 come to fruition and so they began to communicate details about the car via the internet to gauge interest.
“Such was the enthusiasm,” reckons Anthony, “that we decided to go the whole way and launch our own sports car brand and so Jannarelly was born”.
Jannarelly also plans to offer the Design-1 in three bodystyles, namely, ‘Coupé’ (hardtop), ‘Roadster’ (canopy cover), and ‘Aero’ (low-level windshield). And a total of just 499 units will be built.
The new marque will officially launch in the UK at Salon Privé this September.