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.
Animated Bodywork Options
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
2017 Jannarelly JD1
Press Release: Jannarelly now available in the USA
Dubai and New York, October 17th 2016
Jannarelly Automotive and VanDouble Enterprises LLC announce their partnership to distribute the Jannarelly Design-1 across the United States effective immediately.
VanDouble was established by car enthusiasts and amateur car racers Dennis van Laerhoven and Jaap van Riel. “When we got introduced to the plans of the Jannarelly Design-1 we were sold immediately” Dennis says.
Jaap and Dennis established the process to import and register the car for road legal use in the US. Their objective is to share this experience, build a network of enthusiasts for Jannarelly in the USA, and to support each customer with getting their own Jannarelly on the road or track.
“The Jannarelly is a wonderful addition to the US automotive market; high performance yet refined and stylish. We are confident there is a significant market for the Jannarelly in the US. We can’t wait to show the car to the US public” Jaap says. The first Design 1 is due to arrive in the US in November.
Each Jannarelly is hand-made. “Customers can fully customize their Jannarelly. They can exchange body parts, add a windscreen, add a hard top and aerodynamic elements… possibilities are endless” Dennis explained. “The more you customize, the more you’ll express your personality.”
The Jannarelly Design-1 can now be ordered for delivery anywhere in the US. On road cost for the Jannarelly Design-1 launch edition starts at $84k (excl. sales tax).
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In 2015 Anthony Jannarelly, designer of the W Motors Supercars and Frederic Juillot, owner of Equation Composite, a company specialized in carbon fiber parts, combined their skills and talent to create a new sports car: Jannarelly Design-1.
Production of the Jannarelly Design 1 started earlier this year with delivery in Europe, Russia and the Middle East underway. Now, through a partnership with VanDouble, the Jannarelly Design-1 is available for delivery anywhere in the United States.
The Jannarelly Design-1 is a rear wheel drive 2-seater roadster with a steel tubular frame and structural aluminum panels for the chassis. Most of the body is made out of fiberglass and carbon fiber. Fitted with a 300bhp+ mid-rear V6 DOHC 24-valve engine it will achieve its top speed around 135mph/220kph and it will cover 0-60mph in under 4 seconds.
A tribute to the 60’s
Both the Jannarelly lines and its simple and flexible mechanical approach pay tribute to the golden age of the sports car. Design and technology are in perfect sync, generating organic, feminine lines.
“The Jannarelly is a tribute to the golden age of sports cars for today’s drivers” Anthony says. “It was conceived to be the start of an emotional journey through the essence of motoring: the thrill of driving and the emotion of owning a beautiful object of self expression with the free spirit of the golden age of sports cars.”
The Jannarelly Design-1 brings together the best of two worlds: it is a keen mash-up of vintage lines, simple mechanics and modern materials that blend into a “car with a soul” as expressed by Anthony. The Jannarelly is all about style, creativity and self-expression. A cool mechanical beauty that allows personalization and features simple lines celebrating the 50’s and 60’s with modern reliability and compliance.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why a new car company ?
Anthony Jannarelly and Frederic Juillot launched a new brand Jannarelly, simply because they wanted a car with the soul of the 60’s era with the benefits of using modern components (without having to go for a replica). We think we’re not alone…
What is the architecture of the car ?
Roadster, 2 seats, steel tubular frame and structural aluminium panels for the chassis, rear mid-engine V6 DOHC 24-valve, rear wheel drive, fiberglass or carbon fiber body.
What is Design-1 ?
A road legal light-weight sports car, track ready, involving and rewarding to drive.
A keen mash-up of vintage lines, simple mechanics and modern materials.
What engine is the Design-1 designed for ?
Naturally aspirated 3.5-litre VQ35 Nissan V6 (300hp) drives the rear wheels. However your car can be delivered with a engine and transmission of your choice upon request. Contact us with your preference and we will work out the details, possibilities and / or limitations.
Can the Design-1 be registered to be street legal in USA ?
The Jannarelly Design-1 can be registered successfully in the USA for road usage. To do so the engine and transmission will be ordered separately from the chassis. The final assembly of the engine and transmission will be completed in the USA by one of our specialized mechanics.
What makes a Design-1 car special ?
The Jannarelly Design-1 has been styled by a professional car designer using the most modern techniques. It features a body which can be customized with extra parts to suit the taste of its owner. We will be proposing many new parts so your car will be able to evolve according to your needs and your budget. It has one of the highest power to weight ratios relative to its retail price. Handling and driving kinematics are also optimal. It can be driven on the road and on the track.
How much does a Jannarelly Design-1 cost ?
The 2016 launching EDITION cost is 84,000 USD excluding sales taxes.
How do I pay?
There are four payments involved. An upfront small payment to lock in the manufacturing slot for your Jannarelly. Then two payments when manufacturing starts and completes, and a final payment upon final delivery.
How will the Design-1 evolve in the future ?
We already thought about the design of all the accessories and extra body parts which will be available on the catalog in late 2016. Some examples are: a roof top, a windscreen, a round tail, a set of specially designed travel bags. In the future new versions of the Design-1 will appear but all the actual Design-1 will be upgradable according to your budget.
Where are you building the Jannarelly cars ?
We have a facility in Dubai, UAE and we have already identified opportunities to expand on the same site.
Why is the facility located in Dubai ?
Anthony Jannarelly and Frederic Juillot live and work in the UAE in the expanding car industry and boat industry.
How long after I place an order will I get my car ?
Factory production schedules vary. The first cars are expected summer 2016, usually a new order takes 3 months to build. The shipping and customs process can add one or two more months.
What are the Design-1 performance figures ?
Given the Design-1 power to weight ratio of 420 bhp/t we estimate a maximum speed around 135mph/220kph and it will cover 0-60mph in under 4 seconds.
Will you accept trade-ins ?
It depends.. we are car lovers.
Do you offer any finance deals ?
We don’t at the moment but it is something we are working on.
Can I get one insured ?
You should be able to insure it easily; contact your insurance broker for details.
When can I drive one ?
The Jannarelly Design-1 is currently available in the USA
I am tall, will I fit in the car ?
The car has been designed using today’s ergonomics standards so yes any reasonably tall person will fit in.
Is there a windscreen and roof ?
We will deliver the launching edition with a short polycarbonate aeroscreen. Later we will introduce an adaptable windscreen package which will include a built-in defogger, wiper and wiper motor. A complete hard top is on its way too… The Design-1 has been designed to allow the fitting of many different types of body parts on the same base.
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