Over the last few years, the UAE really seems to be have become a bit of a haven for boutique automotive start-ups. First, W Motors, then Ares, Zarooq, and last year, Jannarelly. The latter had the automotive world focusing on the UAE early 2016 when it announced the Dh200,000 Design-1, a homage of sorts to Fifties and Sixties roadsters, main among them being the legendary ‘pontoon-fendered’ Ferrari Testarossa.
Anthony Jannarelly, the man behind this special car, is also the designer who styled W Motors’ supercars. Powered by a mid-mounted 304bhp 3.5-litre V6 and a lightweight composite body over a steel tubular frame, the two-seater rear-drive roadster has a six-speed manual transmission, a limited-slip differential and a 70-litre fuel tank perfect for proper grand touring.
Now we have a video showing the first Jannarelly Design 1 production car being transported by Emirates Sky Cargo to France, where it will go on show as part of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.