Innovative niche car manufacturer Naran Automotive has introduced a Celare or concealed track pack for its road-going Hyper-Coupé. This allows fortunate owners to adapt the car with add-ons to improve the handling for motor-racing circuits further.
After building up a successful business in private jets, Ameerh Naran the owner and visionary of Naran Automotive has turned his attentions to building performance motorcars.
The company’s first is the Hyper Coupé which has impressive performance stats for a four-seater road car. Looking at the car’s potential owners, they have already developed a track performance pack expecting the machines to spend as much time if not more on racing circuits than roads.
The name Celare comes from Latin and means concealed, referring to the imaginative ways the performance pack can be incorporated into the standard version.
The Aerodynamic package includes detachable rear wing and front-end airflow balancers. Developed through Motorsport, it helps produce 1,377kg of downforce, giving a GT-3 look and driving feel.
Naran has been inspired by Motorsport’s adjustable systems, including removing the rear wing, adjustments to the front-end aerodynamic setup with airflow disrupters, and a change of tyres.
It takes just 20 minutes to install the aerodynamic package by Naran Automotive engineers, switching The Naran between a road-legal GT3 race car and a piece of art.
An all-wheel-drive, front mid-engined hyper-coupé the Naran can produce an industry-leading 1,377kg of downforce, exceeding that of a GT3 race car. It can accelerate from 0-60mph in less than 2.3 seconds, and 0-100mph in 4.56 seconds, with an expected top speed of over 230mph.
Working with technical partner EY3 Engineering, led by motorsport specialist Daniel Mense, Naran Automotive optimised whole vehicle aerodynamics to deliver this focused performance.
Daniel Mense, engineering director at EY3 Engineering, said: “The aerodynamic development of The Naran is firmly rooted in motorsport pedigree with benchmarking against GT3 race cars. We have constantly been challenging ourselves to optimise airflow for ultimate lap time and performance without compromising the distinctive design. This has resulted in some aerodynamic solutions that are unique to The Naran.”
Alongside EY3 Engineering, Naran Automotive has assembled a team of world-class partners from the pinnacle of automotive design, Motorsport, material innovation and powertrain development to create The Naran. Joey Wong, founder of Wyn Design and visionary behind the Apollo IE and De Tomaso P72, is leading the design. Colour and materials design is being tailored by Kate Montgomery, the former Aston Martin Lagonda designer.
A bespoke 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, powers the Naran producing 1,048 bhp and 1,036Nm of torque. German partners Racing Dynamics has crafted the unit for the limited run of just 49 cars. Each vehicle is individually tailored to the collector’s personal taste, including the designation of a bespoke model name – a convention customarily reserved for luxury superyachts.
Ameer Naran, CEO and founder of Naran Automotive, said: “Our vision is to deliver an unrivalled driving experience with no compromise between performance, design and luxury. Through our world-class partners’ expertise, we have been able to unearth innovative aerodynamic solutions that would normally only be deployed in high-level Motorsport.
“Our ‘Celare Pack’ is the embodiment of the limitless tailoring and unique ownership experience that we are offering to our customers; delivering unrivalled performance, thrilling dynamics and bespoke luxury wherever they choose to enjoy The Naran.”
The Naran will debut in early 2021, but as yet the price is Celare too. It looks beautiful and has impressive specifications, but I will probably never see one in the flesh, let alone get to drive one. Like the Top Trump cards I loved in the 1980s which showed all the beautiful sports cars of the era, many of you will understand my comment.
This is reinforced when Naran refers to owners as Collectors, as I believe many cars will just form part of collections and not driven, as they should be.
For more information on the Naran Automotive’s Hyper-Coupé, visit naran-automotive.com.
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