A 1960s throwback

Two-seater based on a tubular steel/aluminium structure covered with a composite or carbon fibre bodywork, the Jannarelly Design-1 is powered by a naturally-aspirated 3.5-liter V6 that delivers 325 hp. Light (760 kg in its carbon version), its weight/power ration is similar to that if a supercar.

Sporting a timeless and beautifully elegant exterior profile, the Jannarelly Design-1 perfectly encapsulates the very best of automotive design. The combination of tapered nose, exaggerated front wings and rear arches give the Design-1 a classically sporting appearance, emphasised by a curvaceous belt-line reminiscent of Le Mans racers from the 1960s. From behind, the Design-1’s short rear overhang and aggressive rear diffuser a clear indicator of the car’s performance credentials.

The Design-1 is available as a Coupé, Roadster, Aero or Hard Top (with a pivoting canopy to aid interior access and maintain the car’s retro-influenced shape). In Roadster form, the Design-1 features a full-height windscreen, with the streamlined Aero design offering enthusiasts a true open-top Speedster.

Its simple engineering gives it the look of a classic car. It should feel like you’re about to start Le Mans in the 1960s. And it should be cool too ; it should be the kind of car Steve McQueen would want to drive.

Anthony Jannarelly
Founder & Designer

Chassis, suspension and brakes​

Beneath the Jannarelly Design-1’s composite or carbon composite body is a lightweight tubular space frame chassis. The rigid construction allows for dynamic handling and outstanding body control during cornering. A combination of structural aluminium panels, stainless steel rollover hoops and side-impact protection, ensures that safety is as important as weight saving.

Comprising of double-wishbones all-round, the Design-1’s suspension features front inboard and rear outboard adjustable coil-over dampers, allowing customers to tailor their Design-1 to their driving style. Aeronautical grade aluminium uprights help reduce unsprung weight. Braking power comes from ventilated steel disc brakes all round, delivering a smooth and linear feel.


With an overall weight of just 850 kg for the Design-1, the car’s mid-mounted 325 hp 3.5-litre DOHC V6 delivers perfectly balanced performance on road and track. Engineered by Nissan in Japan, the engine has been rigorously tested to deliver uncompromising reliability. Boasting 371 N.m. of torque, the Design-1 will accelerate from 0-62 mph in 3.9 seconds and reach an electronically limited top speed of 135 mph.

Unapologetically a driver’s car, a six-speed manual transmission connects the driver closely to Design-1, bringing a refreshingly analogue feel to the car’s driving experience. Customers can choose to order their Design-1 with both Traction Control and a Limited Slip Differential.


Nissan V6 3.5L: powerful, reliable and with great sound.


High-quality leather and polished carbon fibre for a tactile and robust feel.


Ventilated steeldisc delivering a smooth and linear feel.

Rear wheel-drive

Old-fashioned driving, with no traction control system.


Unique aircraft-grade aluminium six-speed manual shifter.


Double-wishbones with adjustable coil-over dampers.


  • Type: two seater roadster
  • Material: fiberglass (option full carbon)
  • Length: 3 860 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2 425 mm
  • Width: 1 840 mm
  • Front track: 1 584 mm
  • Rear track: 1 600 mm
  • Height: 1 080 mm
  • Weight: 850 kg
  • Hard top (Optional)
  • Windshield (Optional)


  • Construction: MIG welded mild steel tubular
  • Structural: aluminum and carbon fiber panels
  • Roll hoops: stainless steel
  • Passive security: Side-impact protection


  • Manufacturer: Nissan
  • Fuel type: petrol
  • Size: 3.5-litre
  • Cylinders: V6
  • Timing: dual overhead camshafts with variable valve
  • Valves: 24
  • Bore and stroke: 95.5 x 81.4 mm
  • Power: 325 HP
  • Torque: 371 Nm


  • Drive wheels: rear
  • Type: manual 6 gears transverse
  • Shifter: aircraft grade aluminum
  • Traction control: optional
  • Limited slip differential: optional
  • Tyres: Michelin Pilot Sport 4


  • Type: petrol
  • Tank capacity: 55 liters


  • Front: double wishbones
  • Rear: double wishbones
  • Dampers: Nitron adjustable coil over
  • Material: aircraft grade aluminum CNC uprights


  • Sound system: Rockford Fosgate premium
  • Connection: USB & Bluetooth
  • Seating: carbon fiber with leather pads
  • Harnesses: 4-point quick release
  • Instruments: speedometer, tachometer, water temperature, fuel level, oil pressure, volt, odo, trip


  • 0-100 kph: 3.9 s
  • Top speed: 220 kph (135 mph)

Suits your needs

Design-1 customers offered a wide range of exterior paint finishes, a pair of uniquely trimmed carbon fibre and leather bucket seats and the choice of three body styles (Coupe, Roadster or Aero). There are plenty of options, like the steering wheel which can be chosen from Nardi or Momo, in leather, wood or Alcantara trim.

Being handmade, Jannarelly sportscars can be tweaked and upgraded. Let us know what you dream of. If we can make it then welcome to our advanced program.

Maximising driver engagement

Inside the driver-focused cockpit, a meld of high-quality leather and polished carbon fibre make for a tactile and robust feel, while the interior features fall close to hand to al-low for maximum driving engagement. The Design-1’s steering, pedals and seating position have been perfectly tuned to deliver the optimum feedback to the driver.

Heating system, A/C and bluetooth sound system are the main options we could not say no to. To give you the opportunity to enjoy the Design-1 during a week-end trip, two luggage compartments have been designed at the rear and at the front.

Drive unique. Be unique.

As a Design-1 owner, you have become part of an exclusive club which will open up new events around the world. In addition to providing your thoughts on how we could further develop the car and enhance the experience on offer. Be it through the introduction of new parts or mechanical adjustments in order to deliver the desired experience, be it on a long road trip or a track.

How to get your Jannarelly Design-1?


Write to us now to book one of the 499 units.


Finalize design

Once your order has been sent and the deposit paid, we will contact you to finalise all the details and determine the features and options of your car.


Production process

The manufacturing process takes between 8 to 10 months, due to the fact each car is handmade and made to order. During this period you will receive regular updates regarding production and estimated delivery time.



As production of your Design-1 draws to a close we will contact you regarding delivery. Depending on your preferences and availability we offer delivery at a location of your choosing whether it be your home or our nearest distributor. Additionally, you have the opportunity to select a factory pickup at our workshop in France. Here you will be able to visit the facilities and meet our designer Anthony Jannarelly.

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