The 1957 Ferrari 250 Testarossa is a thing of beauty. The lines and the curves make it one of the most elegant sports cars around. It is still highly sought after and is one of the most expensive cars sold at auction with an example fetching $16 million US Dollars.
Anthony Janarelly, who is a well-known car designer, used the Ferrari 250 Testarossa as his inspiration in designing a new supercar. If you watch the Furious 7 movie (like all car fans should), Mr. Janarelly is the man responsible for designing the hypercar that jumped three skyscrapers. The car in question was the W Motors Lykan Hypersport which costs a staggering $2.4 million USD.
The new car which is called Jannarelly Design-1 is the exact opposite Lykan Hypersport.
It is made from a steel tube chassis with aluminium, carbon fibre and fibreglass components. The look is reminiscent of the 1960s roadsters with smooth flowing lines rather than hard edges. The overall weight of the car is just around 700kgs.
Underneath the bonnet is a 3.0 litre naturally aspirated V6 engine taken from a Nissan 370Z which has a power output of 305bhp and 278 lb-ft of torque. With the light weight and a powerful engine, the Design-1 is expected to be quick too with an estimated 0 to 62mph time of under 4 seconds and 155mph. The engine is fairly interesting since it is a Nissan, it would probably be easy to swap it out for a bigger engine let’s say that of the VR38DETT from the Nissan GT-R.
The power is managed by a six-speed manual transmission. It also features a drift-happy limited slip differential. Handling should be good with the front and rear double wishbone suspension and adjustable coil overs.
The Jannarelly Design-1 is still in the prototype stage as of the moment. The first 30 will be hand built in Dubai. The surprising part is the price which would go for around $55,000 USD or £40,000 which is chump change if you compare it to the other cars Jannarelly has designed. The Jannarelly Design-1 is reportedly road legal in Britain and the United States and will go on sale later this year.