Naran Automotive unveils aero package for 1048bhp two-plus-two coupe

Inspired by racing with more downforce than a GT3 car, Naran Automotive’s 1048bhp coupe is set to make its debut later this year

Naran Automotive’s questionably-named ‘The Naran’ is set to make its first appearance in the flesh later this year, but before it does so, the brand has now revealed a second aerodynamics package toning down the model’s racing car-like aero. The model exclusive super high-performance two-plus-two coupe will come with a super high price tag, and only 49 examples are set to be produced.

Unusual among most new models from new-age supercar startups that we see today, the (we’re dropping the ‘The’ from now on) Naran is powered by a front-mid mounted twin-turbocharged V8 engine built by engineering firm Racing Dynamics that produces 1048bhp, with 764lb ft of torque. These very ambitious figures are claimed to send the Naran to 60mph in just 2.3sec, 100mph in 4.5sec and on to a top speed of over 230mph, while still producing 1377kg of downforce – higher than a GT3 racer. 

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When it’s time to head home from the track, the recently announced ‘Celare Pack’ is said to transform the supercar with the removal of the rear wing, adjustment of the front-end aero and a new set of tyres more suitable for road use. Naran Automotive claims this can be done in just 20 minutes by its engineers.

Drive is sent to all-four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission with the capability to disconnect the front axle from the drivetrain and switch the Naran to rear-wheel drive. The chassis’ construction has also not been specified up to this point, but the suspension is confirmed to be of a double wishbone design packing some Ohlin dampers at each corner, with 22-inch wheels and carbon ceramic brakes bolted to the wheel hubs.

Ameerh Naran, Company founder and CEO, is said to be keen to strengthen the car's connection to competition, but despite this he has specified his creation with a spacious and luxurious two-plus-two cabin. It features a bespoke flax carbon composite and, like the exterior, will be specified to each of the owners' specific tastes. 

The Naran's design was led by Jowyn Wong, head of Wyn Design, who is also responsible for the Apollo IE and De Tomaso P72, two equally limited-build supercars that follow a similar startup template to Naran Automotive in their design, engineering and production. While the design itself looks derived from motorsport, the classic proportions and smooth bodywork look almost like a hybrid of an Infiniti Q60 Coupe and a ‘90s Aston Martin Vantage.

A total of 49 units are planned to be produced, but Naran Automotive has yet to release any official pricing or availability ahead of its in-person reveal later this year.

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