Monday, January 25, 2021
News Naran Hypercar Packs 1,062 Horsepower From Good Old V8

Naran Hypercar Packs 1,062 Horsepower From Good Old V8

A new hypercar that isn't electric? That's different

  • The Naran comes from the United Kingdom

  • Only 49 units will be built

  • A twin-turbo V8 with no electric components whatsoever supplies the power


There have been a ton of ridiculous hypercar ideas in the last few years, all with over 1,000 horsepower and all electrified in some way. The new Naran fits into that category, with one major exception.

The Naran, surprisingly, isn’t electric or hybrid. The UK-based company that builds it, also called Naran, is going against the grain by putting a twin-turbo 5.0-litre V8 engine in its new supercar.

Good for 1,062 horsepower delivered to all four wheels, it will shoot the Naran to 60 mph in less than 3.0 seconds according to the company. Top speed is rated at 230 mph, or 368 km/h.

Naran Hypercar | Naran
Naran Hypercar | Naran

Also surprising is that the Naran has four seats despite appearances.

As for the mechanics, the new performance car is built like a race car with a double-wishbone suspension that can be adjusted with pinpoint precision as well as a hydraulic rack for the steering. Carbon ceramic brakes are also included and the car’s agressive body kit and massive rear wing delivers over 3,000 pounds of downforce.

The Naran uses a BMW 8 Series monocoque and was designed by Jowyn Wong who also penned the Apollo IE. The project head is Daniel Mense who worked on the Nio EP9.

Naran Hypercar | Naran
Naran Hypercar | Naran

The resume is impressive, no question about it. Naran says only 49 cars will be built and customized to the exact specs of the buyer. The new owner can even choose what the car will be built and no two cars will be the same. How’s that for customization?

No price was announced and it’s not clear when Naran will start building their new monster. We will keep you posted.

Naran Hypercar | Naran
Naran Hypercar | Naran

Naran Hypercar | Naran
Naran Hypercar | Naran

Naran Hypercar | Naran
Naran Hypercar | Naran

Naran Hypercar | Naran
Naran Hypercar | Naran

Naran Hypercar | Naran
Naran Hypercar | Naran

 

 

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