Very exciting news today!
The shockingly beautiful mid-engine Jannarelly JD1 is now in low-volume production, and coming to not just USA tracks near you… but also the roads there and back!
This marks a big difference between Radical, Ariel and a few other boutique supercars. The US market is both a holy grail and a huge barrier-to-entry in the supercar business. If your car can’t be sold in the US, you have to cut volume projections in half.
Thrilling news then that Jannarelly has a new US distributor established in VanDouble. This Bedford Hills, New York firm promises hands-on help getting the car road-certified in America. This means license plates and even insurance are do-able. (This photoset is from HQ in Dubai, but is still the first real-life look at the production vehicle.)
Will it be as simple as buying a Porsche at your local dealer? No.
But 1000X more exclusive and exciting as a result?
The car is the first-ever ground-up supercar from the designer of such stunners as the W Motors Lykan Hypersport (and Fenyr Supersport) and the Zarooq Sand Racer. It runs a rear-midengine V6 powering the back wheels, delivering a 60-mph sprint in under four seconds and a Vmax near 140-mph. The frame is a steel spaceframe and the engine is sourced from Infiniti.
Those kinds of speeds might demand a racing helmet.. as least to start. The JD1 comes with a mini polycarbonate windshield as standard. A full windshield with defroster and wipers is in development, as is a hardtop for bad weather. Based on current needs, we expect these features in just a few months from today. They can be retrofitted to the speedster model… and many other customizations are also available now or in the works. Things like custom bodywork and liveries are all do-able — with a choice between full carbonfiber or cheaper fiberglass for the bodywork.
Speaking of a few months… the car is SERIOUSLY close to being air-freighted over to its first US owner, who will have his car as soon as next month (November 2016!).
Volume production is a relative term here, as all are hand-made and initial annual totals will likely be only a few dozen units. With this ultra-accessible price point, though, expect a strong rampup in 2017 and beyond.
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Proportions of the JD1 are breathtaking, with extreme width wider than a Porsche 911 but height and length that are around the Alfa Romeo 4C. The rear-engine layout means the long hood is an aero and design flourish — with its deep air channels and ultra-exotic bodywork that feel as exotic as the 918 Porsche or i8 BMW. Carved inner fenders up front are deep airducts, as are the huge outlets in the top of the hood. Much like a racecar, then.
Ground-effect aero is also in the mix: the front splitter and sills are flat-panel pieces to keep the car sucked onto pavement at speed. Race-ready stuff here.
The huge, overflowing rear fenders have giant intake scoops just behind the doors, and the entire machine has the glamour and elegance of a Shelby Cobra. But priced — and engineered — to haul ass around corners as well as down the Mulsanne straight.
The perfect example of the car’s sexy contrast between 60s chic and 2020 sexy? Bullet rear-view mirrors in chrome contrasted with LED and projectors in the carbon-fiber headlamp insides. Magnificent.
Pounce on this chance now. No supercar with a price under $100k is as exotic, and as desirable, as this Jannarelly JD1. That is Jannarelly — two ‘Ns, one R and two L’s. =]
Download the brochure and plunk down your deposit here to be just behind the Jay Lenos of the supercar world — as the first ever to thrumm up in this.
2017 Jannarelly JD1