Fledgling hypercar brand Naran Automotive has released the first images of the 1048bhp four-seater it plans to launch in 2022.
Naran intends to build 49 examples of the ‘hyper-coupé' after dynamic development work over the course of the next year, although that number could eventually swell with the arrival of a roofless barchetta variant.
Development having started in 2017, each car will cost around one million euros after customisation, according to founder Ameerh Naran, who aims to follow in the footsteps of supercar entrepreneurs Horacio Pagani and Christian von Koenigsegg.
The car’s USP will be an unusual one. It will offer serious track-day ability, only with space for three passengers on board and as much – or as little – material lavishness as you want. Think Ultima GTR meets Bentley Flying Spur.
The car will not have much in common with existing luxury super-GT models, Naran explained while revealing to Autocar the full-scale model seen here. Compared to the likes of the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera or Ferrari 812 Superfast, it will offer an even faster, more "visceral and extreme" experience and, of course, there are also those back-row seats to differentiate it further.
To make the car commercially viable and to help with homologation, Naran Automotive has a deal in place with BMW Motorsport, which will supply key elements of the package before they are upgraded, in some cases extensively.
The monocoque is shared with the 8 Series, which is why the glasshouse of the Naran is identical to that of BMW’s flagship coupé. Much of the rest – including the subframes, which will allow the engine to sit low and tucked right up to the bulkhead – is reportedly bespoke.