Naran Automotive teases 771kW hypercar with 402km/h top speed

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Naran Automotive’s new hypercar will go on sale in mid-August, with 771kW, over 1000Nm, and a claimed 0–100km/h time of two seconds.

Supercar start-up manufacturer Naran Automotive has teased what will become the company’s first-ever road-going car.

Called the Naran, it’s a limited edition, V8-engined hypercar, which will act as a rival for the Ferrari LaFerrari, Aston Martin Valkyrie and McLaren Speedtail.

The Naran is currently being pushed through the final stages of its development cycle, with and the new company is conducting handling and top speed tests at Imola and the Nurburgring. The finished hypercar is expected to go on sale in Europe in mid-August, with production being strictly limited to just 49 examples.

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It’ll be powered by a front-mid mounted twin-turbocharged 5.0-litre V8 engine, with a claimed output of 771kW and 1036Nm of torque. Power will be sent to all four wheels – and Naran Automotive says its hypercar will have a 0–97km/h (60mph) time of 2.1 seconds, a 0–161km/h time of 4.5 seconds and a top speed of up to 402km/h.

Other than the unusual location of the engine, the Naran’s design looks set to follow the traditional hypercar rulebook, with a low nose, flared haunches and an enormous rear wing. The company has also confirmed that much of the car’s body will be made from a blend of carbon fibre and natural flax – which will help keep its kerb-weight below 1500kg.

Naran supercar

The broad intakes on the company’s design sketch and wide diffuser on the car in the teaser image also suggests the finished product will feature some form of underfloor aero setup or venturi tunnel, as found on the Aston Martin Valkyrie. In total, Naran Automotive claims its new hypercar will generate around 450kg of downforce.

The project is backed by Indian-Zimbabwean businessman Ahmeer Naran, supported by former Jaguar Land Rover engineer Steve Pegg, as well as automotive designer Jowyn Wong – who is best known for his work on the Apollo IE.

Luke Wilkinson

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