Retro-styled sports car to launch at Salon Privé

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Anthony Jannarelly designed a car for himself, but 499 examples will be offered for sale | Jannarelly photos

Anthony Jannarelly set out to build a retro-styled, rear-drive, two-seat roadster that provided the driving experience he wanted in a car he owned. Apparently satisfied with the result, the Jannarelly Design-1 will be introduced in early September at the Salon Privé concours in London.

Jannarelly was the designer of the W Motors Lykan HyperSport, a luxury sports car produced in the Middle East. 

Nissan V6 powered ultra-lightweight sports car

“I was often asked if I drove a Lykan and the more I said no, the more I wondered what kind of car I would like to drive on a daily basis,” Jannarelly is quoted in a concours news release.

“I started sketching some ideas during a flight and then met my now partner, Frederic Juillot, who made boats and composite parts and is also based in Dubai.”

Combining their skills, they produced the first Jannarelly Design-1. Their plan is to produce as many as 499 units of a car that weighs less than 1,800 pounds. The cars will be powered by a 3.5-liter Nissan V6.

Several options are available

Buyers of those cars can select such options as hardtop or canopy-covered roof, a lower windshield header, and from various custom interior features.

For more information, visit the Jannarelly website.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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