If you think that’s a somewhat unimaginative name, that’s because that isn’t its name. Yes, one of the options with this car for each of the 49 lucky buyers, is naming rights for their individual chassis. That kind of power is usually known only to yacht buyers...
Naran describes its new car as a hyper coupe, designed to deliver an “authentic GT3-style driving experience for the road and track” in combination with “ultra-luxurious materials inside and out.” Perhaps imagine a front-engined V8-powered Pagani Huayra Imola and you won’t be far off.
The exterior styling mixes organic contours with an aggressive ‘industry-leading’ aero treatment good for 1,377kg of downforce, albeit at an undisclosed speed. The styling is by the founder of Wyn Design, Jowyn Wong, who has the incredible Apollo IE and De Tomaso P72 to his credit. Fine breeding, given they have both been supercar stars of the Festival Speed presented by Mastercard.
Under the skin, the Naran features some serious hardware, including Öhlins four-way adjustable race-spec damping and double-wishbone suspension. The anti-roll bars are fully-adjustable, as are camber and toe settings. Keeping the power in check is a switchable all-wheel-drive system and pointing it in your desired direction is a race-grade steering rack.
With that much power and adjustability, setup is everything. As such, it should come as a relief that Naran had Daniel Mense on-hand to develop the dynamics of the car. If you don’t know the name, you’ll know his work. He set the NIO EP9 up ready for its Nürburgring-conquering performance three years ago.