The Jannarelly Design-1 is a throwback to less complex times, when cars were little more than a powerful engine shoehorned into a lightweight body. The name comes from designer Anthony Jannarelly, who can also lay claim to the W Motors Fenyr SuperSport, Lykan HyperSport, and the Zarooq Sandracer.
The Design-1 is far more retro than those, and so it goes for its spec. It is a 300bhp 3.5-litre V6 naturally aspirated Nissan engine that powers the rear axle only, via a six-speed manual gearbox. However there are some modern technologies at play, in the form of carbon fiber components which help keep the weight down to 1600lbs and fully adjustable suspension.
It takes all the things we love about Caterhams and Atoms, and wraps them up in a 1960s-inspired design. But unlike sixties sports cars, it will hit 62mph in four seconds on its way to a 135mph top speed. That’s what a 422bhp/tonne power-to-weight ratio.
The Jannerelly Design-1 is set to cost $55,000 before tax. If your budget stretches beyond that, though, Jannarelly says its sports car can be customized in both design and technical specification.