Naran Automotive Reveals ‘Celare Pack’ For Debut Hyper-Coupé
Naran Automotive, the new manufacturer of luxury ultra-high performance cars, has revealed a unique ‘Celare Pack’ for its debut model – The Naran.
The ‘Celare Pack’ highlights the duality of The Naran: an aggressive on track weapon as well as an object of beauty. It allows customers to tailor the four-seater hyper-coupé to meet their individual needs, whether they prefer pushing the limits on the track or a more understated and elegant aesthetic on public roads.
The innovative option – its name derived from the Latin for “to conceal or hide” – is inspired by the adjustable systems used in motorsport, includes the removal of the rear wing, adjustments to the front-end aerodynamic setup with airflow disrupters and a change of tyres.
Within 20 minutes the aerodynamic package can be installed or removed by Naran Automotive engineers, switching The Naran between road-legal GT3 race car and a piece of art. Owners will receive a carbon wing cradle to mount the wing when not in use.
The Naran, an all-wheel-drive, front mid-engined hyper-coupé, is capable of producing an industry-leading 1,377kg of downforce, exceeding that of a GT3 race car. The Naran will 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.
Naran Automotive has worked with technical partner EY3 Engineering, led by motorsport specialist Daniel Mense, to optimise whole vehicle aerodynamics to deliver this focused performance without compromising the monolithic design language and unmistakable coupé silhouette of The Naran.
The world class team has developed unique, hidden solutions to deliver a perfectly balanced vehicle, including motorsport-inspired carbon composite bargeboards, which are attached directly to the front wishbone to help smooth airflow from the front wheels. A full flat floor and split-rear diffuser delivers critical airflow to energise the rear wing, while the front splitter directs flow under the car feeding the front diffusers to generate all front downforce. The cooling channels above feed the brake discs, engine intake and cooling pack, with the latter exiting through the bonnet to increase downforce and reduce drag.
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 been constantly challenging ourselves to optimise airflow for ultimate lap time and performance without any compromise to 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.
Jowyn Wong, founder of Wyn Design and visionary behind the Apollo IE and De Tomaso P72, is leading the design, while colour and materials design is being tailored by Kate Montgomery, former Aston Martin Lagonda designer. The bespoke 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, which produces 1,048 bhp and 1,036Nm of torque, is being crafted in Germany with partners Racing Dynamics.
Just 49 examples of The Naran will be created, with each vehicle individually tailored to the personal taste of the collector, including the designation of a bespoke model name – a convention normally reserved for luxury superyachts.
Ameerh 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 the expertise of our world class partners 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. For more information about the brand visit naran-automotive.com.