The Jannarelly Design 1 is a modern hand-built car based on the beautiful sports cars from the 1950’s & 60’s, it was designed by Anthony Jannarelly who was responsible for the Lykan Hypersport supercar that featured in the Fast & Furious 7 movie. Mr Jannarelly owns a Caterham and his love for small light weight sports cars fuelled his passion to design the Design 1. The Jannarelly Design 1 was originally designed to be a Le Mans barquette configuration type car with a small aero windscreen, but if you want you can add a glass windshield and a carbon-fibre hardtop that hinges from the base of the windshield to allow easier access to the cockpit. The striped-out interior is small but plush with no head unit for tunes, but Bluetooth and USB ports are available. The level of craftsmanship makes it a nice place to be.
Even if you are tall, Jannarelly can build it to suit you with different seat cushions and move the pedals back and even a removable steering wheel if needed. The Jannarelly Design 1 is powered by a rear mounted Nissan 3.5 litre V6 engine from the 350Z producing 325hp and 273lbs of torque with a kerb weight of only 810kgs which makes it a fun car. Power is delivered to the rear wheels via a short shifting six-speed manual gearbox. The gear linkage is exposed inside to show off the beautiful engineering.
This supposedly gives the car a 0-100 in sub four seconds, with a top speed of 217km/h. Traction control is an option, ABS isn’t available at all, so drive with caution!
The Jannarelly Design 1 wasn’t designed for high speed, but for handling and track days depending on your specifications and desires. It’s raw design and the great sounds from that naturally aspirated V6 are what make it so special. The pureness from the Design 1 with its well-connected steering make it a great competitor to the Caterham. Combine this all with the wide track and wide rear tyres, it gives the car great handling and you need this if you don’t have traction control.
These cars aren’t cheap, but you do get car for your money, sadly they’re only going to build 499 of them. So, if you want a great handling, raw GT looking sportscar you’d better be quick to order one.