Although most big names in the automotive world have been working hard on coming up with cool and practical electrical vehicles that might compete with Tesla’s impressive line-up, supercar startup Naran Automotive has been teasing everyone about a new front-mid-engined hypercar. And the wait is finally over!
Simply called the Naran, this beast was designed to be a hyper coupe, inspired by GT3 race cars, and packing an incredibly powerful 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8. How powerful, you might ask. Well, how do 1,034 HP (1,048 PS) and 764 lb-ft (1,036 Nm) of torque sound? Yes, this hypercar is THAT powerful.
Part of a very limited series of only 49 units, each Naran supercar will be individually tailored. You can’t always get what you want when it comes to cars, but this might just be an exception. Each customer is encouraged to come up with his or her very own suggestions and preferences in regard to the vehicle they will be enjoying in the future.
Everything else is ‘grey’, but we do know that former Aston Martin Lagonda designer Kate Montgomery is in charge of materials inside the cabin.
From an aesthetic point of view, we have Jowyn Wong to thank – the same designer who was behind the Apollo IE and De Tomaso P72 projects. Visually exciting, the Naran features an interesting front splitter and rear diffuser, functional side aero blades, and 22-inch hybrid-carbon alloys.
But this hypercar is also innovative and technologically advanced, and it aims to be the true embodiment of art on wheels – at least, according to company officials.
Do you remember that 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8? Well, it seems that the Germans at Racing Dynamics were in charge of its development; as such, this car will do 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in under 2.3 seconds and will keep going until reaching 230 mph (370 km/h). Incredible, isn’t it?
Set to debut sometime next year, the Naran can also handle corners properly. Official figures state that the aero package produces an astounding, industry-leading 1,377 kg (3,035 lbs) of downforce, while the all-wheel-drive system will work hard to achieve incredible levels of performance.
Interestingly enough, the driver may switch to rear-wheel drive if they chose so.
There are also various other mechanical highlights that should get petrolheads feeling excited; let’s just mention the race-derived double-wishbone suspension – adjustable, as you might imagine – as well as the Ohlins four-way adjustable racing damping system, a hydraulic steering rack, while carbon-ceramic brakes will handle braking efforts.
Details are still pretty limited right now, but we’ll keep you updated once we get closer to the official launch of this Naran beauty.