Jannarelly Design-1 Coupe slated to go on sale this year

Article by Christian A., on January 7, 2017

Just as throwbacks are a thing right now, Jannarelly has got something to look back at as well. The Dubai startup car company has recently launched a ‘60s inspired roadster--- the Design-1. However, it is now considering a coupe version to be marketed this year. This is great news for those who want a “targa top” version of the hippie roadster. Though the original design already looked impressive, we think the hard top roof is a more favorable choice.

The Design-1 is basically a two-seater roadster made with tubular steel frame, aluminum panels and a mix of fiberglass and carbon fibre bodyworks. Both Frederic Julliot and Anthony Jannarelly worked on its design. Even if these two expats from UAE got most of their inspirations from the ‘50s and ‘60s, you can bet the Design-1 comes with the latest technology.

The French designers started their company only in December 2015. According to Anthony Jannarelly, their cars are a tribute to the ‘60s or what we’ve come to know as the “golden age” of sports cars. Because of Julliot and Jannarelly’s passion for old cars, it comes as no surprise that the Design-1 exudes timeless elegance. Jannarelly’s previous works include those he designed for W Motors ---the Fenyr Supersport and the Lykan Hypersport. Julliot on the other hand works as the head for Carbon-Fibre Specialists at the Equation Composite in UAE.

After launching the Design-1, Jannarelly sent over 30 units to the US, each with a $55,000 price tag. The price was not an issue for those who actually wanted to own the 300hp 3.5-litre V6 roadster. In fact, it’s more affordable than Jaguar’s $90,000 F-type model. Mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, its naturally aspirated engine (from Nissan) can deliver a top speed of up to 135 miles per hour. The Design-1 immediately got the attention of car enthusiasts looking for fibre glass body parts, aluminium cladded- tubular frame and a rear wheel drive with significantly low curb weight. Its curb weight is at approximately 1,565 pounds.

For this year, the same roadster may soon be available with an optional hardtop roof. And it is likely to be made out of carbon fibre. So if the roadster costs $55,000, customers are expected to pay more for the coupe version. Other choices of upgrades include a glass windshield and new front suspension. Since the duo have been customizing their cars based on request, there is also an option to take off the entire windshield plus an option to improve the car’s aerodynamics.

Topics: sports car, coupe

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