The small-volume, high-performance car is an unusual breed, often too valuable for owners to truly enjoy, or too track-focussed to work properly on Britain’s roads. In the latest issue, we jump behind the wheel of Jannarelly’s new Design-1 to find out if the Dubai-based brand has managed to bridge the gap. To read the full story, pick up your copy of issue 276, out now!
Forced induction and driver assistance systems are making their way into every corner of the automotive world, adding weight, expense and reducing driver focus. In an effort to introduce a relatively affordable, unique back-to-basics sports car, Jannarelly employed the ideal formula; low kerb weight, a small footprint, mid-engined power plant and a setup designed for the road.
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Weight sits at only 950kg thanks to the use of glass fibre body panels mounted to a tubular space frame. At its heart is the same VQ35DE 3.5-litre V6 you’ll find in the Nissan 350Z, sending a respectable 321bhp and 274lb ft of torque to the rear through a manual ‘box and limited-slip differential. Its footprint is smaller than that of an MX-5, you’ll find double wishbones at each corner and the unassisted steering is lifted straight from a Lotus Elise.
Though not quite as affordable as mainstream alternatives, an £85,969 price tag makes it much more a machine for driving as opposed to investment, and with design elements taken from Ferrari’s 250 Testarossa and the legendary Aston Martin DBR1, it’s not only its price that’s attractive…
Has Jannarelly hit the sports car sweet spot on its first attempt? Pick up your copy of evo issue 276 to read our verdict, where we get behind the wheel. If you’ve been unable to make it to the shops, single issues are available for purchase via magsdirect.co.uk.
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Car pictures of the week: archive
Below are some of our favourite images from previous editions of evo car pictures of the week. Click on the pictures for the full galleries.
Click below to see all the images of our first car pictures of the week gallery, here featuring the indomitable Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, mk1 Volkswagen Golf GTI, Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 and the stunning Porsche 911 re-imagined by Singer.
Here we dig further back into the evo archives where we pull out some iconic images of the Ford GT slightly out of context in the European Alps, a TVR Sagaris in central London, the Audi RS2 as well as one of our most iconic twin tests between the Ferrari 599 GTO and Lexus LF-A.
The previous-generation Bentley Continental GT seemed to get better with age, a notion mirrored by the Jaguar E-type when in modern ‘lightweight’ form. Both of these British icons, as well as the Aston Martin Vantage GT12 feature in gallery three.
Fans might have cried fowl when Ferrari decided to turbocharge the Ferrari 488, but it’s not like Ferrari don’t have a history with turbocharged V8 engines. Here the 488 co-stars alongside the stunning F40, while elsewhere in this gallery we take a Porsche Cayman GTS to Japan for a stunning mountain blast.
Italian twelve-cylinder supercars seem to be the main agenda in the fourth evo car pictures of the week gallery, here featuring four V12 Lambos and the stunning 599 SA Aperta limited edition alongside its 550 Barchetta predecessor.
A gallery of new and old, here the McLaren 720S cemented its place as a truly great supercar alongside a daring night shoot with an Audi R8 LMX, pitch a Nissan GT-R and Audi Quattro against each other on Welsh mountain roads and drive the original ‘Hakosuka’ GT-R.
Ford‘s RS200 in a moody dark garage is just one of many amazing shoots in our 8th gallery, click on the image for the full gallery
Click on the image below for our ninth car pictures of the week gallery, including this hardcore lot!
Our tenth gallery turned it up another notch, including the wettest shoot in history (apparently).
The best hardcore Ferrari supercars and more feature in our 11th car pictures of the week gallery.