This New Supercar Pays Tribute to Cars From the 1960s


While other new automakers around the world are kickstarting their businesses with extreme hypercars, the Jannarelly Design-1 pays homage to a simpler time.

Founded by Anthony Jannarelly and Frederic Juillot, Jannarelly is a new car brand that is planning to launch early next year with the Design-1. Anthony Jannarelly is well known as the designer of the W Motors Supercars while Juillot is the owner of Equation Composite, a company that specializes in carbon fiber parts. The Jannarelly Design-1 pays home to classic cars from the 1960s and the company wants its buyers to enjoy a great freedom of self-customization and pure performance. According to Jannarelly, the first model takes inspiration from the universe of Petrolicious, Jay Leno’s Garage and Magnus Walker, a popular Porsche tuner and builder.

As a rear-wheel-drive, two-seat roadster, the Jannarelly Design-1 is built on a steel tubular frame with structural aluminum panels for the chassis. Powering it will be a mid-rear V6 engine while most of the body will be made out of fiberglass or carbon fiber.

The first prototype will be ready in early February in Dubai, where both Jannarelly and Juillot reside. The company is currently looking to distribute the finished product in Europe and the U.S.

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  • This is totally taking cues from the Shelby Cobra roadsters of the 60s, right down to the steel tubular chassis, aluminum structural panels, and fiberglass body; not to mention the design screams COBRA!!

  • Lotusyank

    A bit of Lotus Seven in there. Tubes, alloy skin, front-mid engine, high sills and barely a door. It’s more curvy and faceted than Chapman’s brick, but it doesn’t look terribly aerodynamic either. I see Shelby Cobra also. It’d be nice to see how they did the chassis.