Anthony Jannarelly, designer of the W Motors Supercars and Frederic Juillot, owner of Equation Composite, a company specialized in carbon fiber parts, announced that they combined their skills and talent to create a new sports car called the Jannarelly Design-1.
Both passionate and owners of a Caterham and a Donkervoort respectively, they show a great admiration for classic car design with timeless lines as well as the essence of the 60’s motoring era.
The new brand, centered on automotive emotions is all about self-expression and creativity. Its whole purpose is to allow a great freedom in self-customization and pure performance. The first model takes inspiration from the universe of Petrolicious, Jay Leno’s garage and Magnus Walker.
The pair began with a straightforward concept: A really simple and mechanical car with state-of-the-art components, that can be customized until it reflects its owner, in a pure outlaw spirit similar to the projects created by Porsche fans. Speaking of which, Ferdinand Porsche’s famous quote “I couldn’t find the sports car of my dreams so I built it myself” couldn’t be more apt for the duo.
Both the Jannarelly’s lines and its simple and flexible mechanical approach pay a reverential tribute to the golden age of the sports car, when design and technology were in perfect sync, generating organic, feminine lines, naturally modeled.
“The Jannarelly is a tribute to the golden age of sports cars for today’s drivers” Anthony says. “It was conceived to be the start of an emotional journey through the essence of motoring: the thrill of driving and the emotion of owning a beautiful object expressing their very own self with the same free spirit taken from the golden age of sports cars”
The Jannarelly Design-1 brings together the best of two worlds: it is a keen mash-up of vintage lines, simple mechanics and modern materials that blend into a “car with a soul” as expressed by Anthony. As a designer car, the Jannarelly is all about style, creativity and self-expression. A cool mechanical beauty that allows personalization and features simple lines celebrating the 50’s and 60’s but with modern reliability and regulations compliance on top.
The Jannarelly isn’t a car that will underline your status but one that will also reflect what you look like on the inside.
As for customization, “you can play with body parts, add a windscreen, change the back side, add a hard top and aerodynamic elements… possibilities are endless’ Frederic says. The more you play with it, the more you’ll express your personality. It is a car that you know from the start you will end up bonding with emotionally because of the time, care, creative effort and love you will put into it.”
The Jannarelly Design-1 is a rear wheel drive 2-seater roadster with a steel tubular frame and structural aluminium panels for the chassis. It is fitted with a mid-rear V6 DOHC 24-valve engine. Most of the body is made out of fiberglass and carbon fiber.
The two French passionate are currently putting the finishing touches to the first prototype that will be ready in early February in Dubai, where the friends reside, although they are looking to distributing it in Europe and the US.
They are also working on a line of beautiful design objects inspired by automotive emotions, dedicated to car enthusiasts and fine connoisseurs.
|Location||Mid, transversely mounted|
|Displacement||3,498 cc / 213.5 cu in|
|Bore / Stroke||95.5 mm (3.8 in) / 81.4 mm (3.2 in)|
|Valvetrain||4 valves / cylinder, DOHC|
|Fuel feed||Fuel Injection|
|Power||304 bhp / 227 KW|
|Torque||371 Nm / 274 ft lbs|
|BHP/Liter||87 bhp / liter|
|Body||fibreglass and carbon-fibre composite|
|Chassis||fibreglass and aluminium reinforced steel spaceframe|
|Front suspension||double wishbones, coil springs over adjustable dampers, anti-roll bar|
|Front Brakes||ventilated discs, 4-pot caliper|
|Rear brakes||ventilated discs, 2-pot caliper|
|Gearbox||6 speed Sequential|
|Drive||Rear wheel drive|
|Weight||710 kilo / 1,565 lbs|
|Length / Width / Height||3,860 mm (152 in) / 1,840 mm (72.4 in) / 1,080 mm (42.5 in)|
|Wheelbase / Track (fr/r)||2,425 mm (95.5 in) / 1,584 mm (62.4 in) / 1,600 mm (63 in)|
|Fuel tank||70 Litre (18.5 Gallon US / 15.4 Gallon Imperial)|
|Tyres (fr/r)||Toyo R888 225/50 – R16 / 245/45 – R16|
|Power to weight||0.43 bhp / kg|
|Top Speed||225 km/h (140 mph)|
|0-100 km/h||4.0 s|