W Motors designer creates the Jannarelly Design-1, a Cobra wannabe

W Motors may not be a familiar name to you, but Lykan HyperSport and Fenyr SuperSport certainly are. W Motors is the Dubai-based automaker that produces these supercars. In case you also did not know, the designer responsible for these vehicles is Anthony Jannarelly, a talented French guy that lives in Dubai. He has teamed up with Frederic Juillot, another exiled compatriot and owner of Equation Composite, a carbon fiber pieces company, in order to create a completely new sports car, even if there is a sort of déjà vu in it. This is the Jannarelly Design-1.

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According to the new company, the Design-1 has been inspired by the universe of Petrolicious, Jay Leno’s Garage and Magnus Walker. In fewer words, a fully customisable car, as you can see in the slideshow below.

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The Jannarelly Design-1 will be 3.86 m long, 1.84 m wide, 1.08 m high and have a wheelbase of 2.43 m. It will weigh only 710 kg and will be powered by a Nissan VQ35DE 3.5 V6 engine, able to generate 224 kW and 371 Nm. Even though it looks like a Cobra, it will be a rear-mid-engined car. You probably think this is a mistake Jannarelly might have made while creating its website, but it is not. And the proof is right below.

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Did you see the V6 is also transversely mounted? Weight distribution will be very interesting, especially considering the fuel tank, with a 70 liter capacity, will be probably placed somewhere in the front of the Design-1. The gearbox will be a 6-speed manual and the car will have a limited slip differential.

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The car suspensions uses double wishbone arms both in the front and the rear axle linked to a steel tubular chassis. Its 16-inch 3 pieces anodised alloy lightweight rims, with billet centres, will be matched with Toyo R888 tires: 225/50 R16 in front and 245/45 R16 in the back. Four-point quick release full harnesses will ensure the driver can cope will all Gs the car is able to generate.

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None of the carbon fiber pieces has any structural function. As an old school vehicle, the Design-1 will have lots of gauges. Beyond the regular speedometer, tachometer and fuel indicator, it will also present a water level, oil pressure, voltmeter, odometer and trip indicator. Things you don’t get to see in brand new cars anymore.

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Jannarelly claims the car can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4 s and that it reaches a top speed of 220 km/h.

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For the Special Launching Edition, the Design-1 will get a carbon fiber aerokit, rear polycarbonate spoiler, plumbed automatic extinguisher, Toyo Proxes R888 tires, aeroscreen, chrome accessories and leather package. The car will cost US$ 55,000 and deliveries will start by the middle of 2016. In case you have the means to buy it and has fallen in love with the car, you can order it at its official website. Immediately!

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.