A modern approach for and old-school roadster image

A new car brand brings modern interpretation and high-performance features to a classic roadster in the form of a concept named Jannarelly Design-1.

A classic shape can be easily altered and the modern touch has to be gentle for keeping the original spirit of that particular object. There are a lot of car projects that strongly divert from their classic heritage, stemming from a strong desire to adopt an up-to-date design. But the Jannarelley Design-1 seems to take the right steps for bringing a “vintage” roadster into present days. Anthony Jannarelly, designer of the W Motors Supercars and Frederic Juillot, owner of Equation Composite, a company specialized in carbon fiber parts, announced that they combined their skills and talent to create a new sports car. Both passionate and owners of a Caterham and a Donkervoort respectively, they show a great admiration for classic car design with timeless lines, as well as the essence of the 60’s motoring era. And their new concept does draw inspiration from that era, but with more up-to-date components.

Design-1 has been described as a really simple and mechanical car with state-of-the-art features, that can be tailored until it reflects its owner personality. As for customization, “you can play with body parts, add a windscreen, change the back side, add a hard top and aerodynamic elements… possibilities are endless,” Juillot says. The Jannarelly Design-1 is a rear wheel drive 2-seater roadster with a steel tubular frame and structural aluminum panels for the chassis. It is fitted with a mid-rear V6 DOHC 24-valve engine. Most of the body is made out of fiberglass and carbon fiber. The two French passionates are currently putting the finishing touches to the first prototype that will be ready in early February in Dubai, where they reside, although they are looking to distributing it in Europe and the US.