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Jannarelly Confirms Summer Launch For Design-1 Roadster

Following the strong reception that Jannarelly received from the world (us included) when it first unveiled the teaser sketches of its Design-1 roadster late last year, company founders Anthony Jannarelly and Frederic Juillot have announced the technical specifications of its potent creation.

As expected, the roadster will be powered by a 3.5 liter Nissan powered V6 which would produce 304 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. This allows the lightweight Design-1 to make the sprint to 62 mph in 4.0 seconds before topping out at 135 mph (a smidge higher than our last estimate.) A six speed manual transmission is still the sole transmission choice available, and it appears that an automatic alternative is currently not in the cards.

The big news here is some of the handling technology that will be incorporated into the Design-1. A double wishbone suspension helps sharpen up the Design-1’s handling etiquette while adjustable dampers allow occupants to tweak select aspects of the car to their respective tastes, a feature that is shared with some of its track day capable rivals. The brakes are also track ready with ventilated discs featuring four piston calipers for the front wheels ,while the rears receive solid disc brakes and two piston brake calipers. This should help the car achieve strong stops at track speeds, and also allow it to be just as capable in city driving.

Jannarelly also revealed that sales of the Design-1 will take place in summer of 2016 with the launch of a special “Launch Edition” model that will start at $55,000. Unlike its rivals, Jannarelly revealed that buyers will be able to pay the Design-1’s MSRP in three stages (10 percent at booking, 40 percent when production begins, and the final 50 percent when the car is delivered. This is the first time that we have seen this sales approach, and should help streamline the process for buyers.

The “Launch Edition” will also come nicely equipped and include leather seating, stickier Toyo R888 Proxes tires, a fully plumbed automatic fire extinguisher system, and strategically placed chrome accessories. With the strong momentum that the Design-1 has gained since its initial unveiling, we look forward to seeing how the car will perform on the track, and perhaps have the chance to have some seat time for ourselves to find out whether it has what it takes to stand out from established track day rivals.

Dubai Based Jannarelly Previews Retro Inspired Design-1 Roadster

The Shelby Cobra is a tough automotive act to follow, but Dubai based Jannarelly Motors reckons it has just the thing, showing off a set of computer generated sketches of it first production model.

Formally known as the Design-1, the 152 inch long roadster takes the majority of its inspiration from 1950’s and 1960’s era offerings with the front fascia sharing a subtle resemblance with the fore-mentioned Cobra.

In addition to its stylish lines, the Design-1 will also float like a butterfly yet sting like a bee thanks to its 1,565 lb curb weight which is reminiscent of some Lotus models. The company claims that this is possible thanks to the use of carbon fiber, fiberglass, and other featherweight 1c3187_27a9fe54977b4ae49710708d1a459f5bcomponents in the construction of the car. The sketches also revealed that it will not be initially equipped with a formal windshield or a convertible top, but look for both items to be eventually added to comply with safety standards.

Unlike its V8 powered ancestors, performance for the Design-1 will come from a 3.5 liter Nissan sourced V6 that has been tweaked to produce 304 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. A six speed manual transmission is the sole choice available, and allows the Design-1 to make the sprint to 60 mph in four seconds, before topping out at 130 mph. While the loss of two cylinders will undoubtedly bring back flashbacks of the Plymouth/Chrysler Prowler, it should be able to keep up with other tracks day weapons out on the racetrack.

Pricing will also mirror that of rivals with the base model starting at $55,000 before options are factored into the equation. Buyers interested in owning a Design-1 will have to deposit $5,000 to Jannarelly to secure a spot on the waiting list. The company plans to build only Design-1 side views30 examples, with the bulk of them most likely ending up in the hands of Dubai motorists. However, the company hopes to also generate interest in both Europe and the United States and could either send some of the initial allotment or expand production to cover those markets if necessary.