Jannarelly, the start-up car brand responsible for the retro-styled Design-1 sports car, has confirmed it will soon launch its second vehicle. It’ll be called, rather unsurprisingly, the Design-2 GT, and the firm says it’ll target the rapidly expanding restomod market.
The shape of the covered car in the company’s teaser image suggests the Design-2 will be a front-engined, rear-driven sports coupe. The GT tagline also suggests it’ll be more softly sprung and long-legged than the Design-1, which was primarily designed for thrashing around racing circuits.
As part of this announcement, Jannarelly also confirmed that it has partnered with the small-scale Italian car brand, Manifattura Automobili Torino. The company has previously provided engineering assistance for the Aspark Owl EV, the Apollo Intensa Emozione hypercar and the Ferrari F430-based reimagining of the Lancia Stratos
The two companies will work together to design the Design-2 GT Coupe, while also developing future-proofing electrification technologies for both brands. Jannarelly will also shift production of the Design-1 from Dubai to MAT’s facility in Turin.
Paolo Garella, MAT’s founder and CEO, said: “We were deeply impressed by the Jannarelly team and their wonderful Design-1 roadster. At a time when sports cars are becoming increasingly reliant on computers, sensors and software, we as enthusiasts fully appreciate the back-to-basics approach that Jannarelly took to build a pure driver’s car.
“We look forward to starting production of Jannarelly’s Design-1 and are very excited to be developing new products with them, such as their GT coupe, the Design-2.”
Jannarelly’s CEO, Alexander Lee, added: “We are truly honoured to be entering into this strategic partnership with MAT. We cannot think of a better partner than Paolo and his incredibly experienced team to help us develop and build our cars.”
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