Naran Automotive launches its debut model – The Naran, a 2 + 2 hyper-coupé
The four-seater hyper-coupé will deliver an authentic GT3-style driving experience for the road when it arrives next year, combining the uncompromising performance and dynamics of a track-focused hypercar, with opulent ultra-luxurious materials inside and out.
Just 49 examples of the first-of-its-kind, four-seater, all-wheel-drive, front-mid engined hyper-coupé will be created. Each vehicle produced will be individually tailored to the personal taste of the collector, including the designation of a bespoke model name – a convention normally reserved for luxury superyachts.
Naran Automotive has brought together a team of world-class partners from the pinnacle of automotive design, motorsport, material innovation and powertrain development to create The Naran.
Jowyn Wong, founder of Wyn Design and visionary behind the Apollo IE and De Tomaso P72, is leading the design, while colour and materials design is being tailored by Kate Montgomery, former Aston Martin Lagonda designer.
The bespoke 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine is being crafted in Germany with partners Racing Dynamics and development of vehicle dynamics is being overseen by EY3 Engineering and Daniel Mense, renowned for his work on the NIO EP9 – the electric car Nürburgring lap record breaker.
The Naran will be capable of 0-60mph in less than 2.3 seconds, 0-100mph in 4.56 seconds and an expected top speed of over 230mph, with the 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine producing 1,048 bhp and 1,036Nm of torque. The motorsport-inspired aerodynamic package helps produce an industry-leading 1,377kg of downforce, exceeding that of a GT3 race car.
Power is delivered by an all-wheel-drive system, providing both secure traction and confidence-inspiring performance in all conditions, with the option to switch to rear-wheel drive for a challenging, yet rewarding, analogue driving experience. The bespoke, race-derived double-wishbone suspension will apply adjustable front and rear anti-roll bars and camber and toe adjustments so customers can tailor the dynamic set-up to meet track specific demands.
Damping is provided by an Ohlins four-way adjustable race-spec system, enabling the driver to push their vehicle to the absolute limit even in the most demanding track conditions. The Naran will also adopt a race-grade hydraulic steering rack, carbon ceramic brakes developed for endurance racing, and spherical bearings for improved steering feel and precision.
Designed by the founder of Wyn Design, Jowyn Wong, the man behind the Apollo IE and De Tomaso P72, The Naran encompasses a monolithic design language with sharp, purposeful lines, delivering an unmistakable coupé silhouette.
The long, leaping bonnet, performance-focused rear wing and aggressive front intakes give it an unrivalled presence on the road and track. The front splitter and rear diffuser appear as one-piece, with the exposed functional aerodynamic elements balancing the beautiful form of The Naran’s ultra-lightweight carbon composite body. The performance-focused theme is continued with the addition of 22-inch hybrid-carbon wheels and a distinct side aero blade exposing the front wheel arch for cooling and aerodynamic efficiency.
The Naran features bespoke detailing and first-class attention to detail, showcasing industry-first flax carbon composites in expressive material inserts across the exterior, with the natural fibres giving each of the 49 examples a tailored finish. The biodegradable flax composite is ultra-lightweight and not only provides a unique aesthetic in visual form, with a range of finishes available, but also delivers improved vibration damping over carbon fibre.