Story By: James King, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
A British-based engineer has created the world’s first GBP 1 million biodegradable ‘hypercar’, a luxury vehicle for the super-elite that costs even more than the average Ferrari.
The Naran, made by London-based Naran Automotive, designed by Ameerh Naran, 34, has a huge 1000bph engine and goes from 0 to 60 in 2.3 seconds, reaching a top speed of 230mph.
However, what makes it unusual for a car at the top end of the market is that it also has an eco-friendly element to its design.
Company founder Ameerh Naran said: “We are the first road manufacturer to build a car using what’s called a flax carbon composite, which is a biodegradable material which has the same attributes as materials used by other hypercar makers.”
The innovative material is also super light, making it more fuel-efficient, although the Naran still runs on petrol.
Another unusual feature is that the Naran is also a family car and seats four people. The company prefers to describe it as a hyper-coupe.
Only 49 Narans will be made and each will be tailored to suit the individual owner’s wishes.
Naran said: “Our team sits with each owner and changes the car to suit the client’s personality.
“They look into your personal history, your likes and dislikes. If there’s a piece of jewellery or work of art you like, then we will curate the car to work with that.
“For example, we have a client who is a horse rider so we’re doing his entire interior using horse hair.”
Another client is having his car tattooed to match the inked designs on his body. Mr Naran would not divulge what the tattoo was, saying it was so distinct that it would reveal the identity of the famous buyer.
Naran has dreamt of building his own car since the age of four but admitted that now was not the ideal time to launch a luxury vehicle on the market.
He said: “It’s been four years in the making and we can’t just put a stop to it. Covid has resulted in a lot of delays but we’re confident, and I hope the world is in a better state very soon.”
Naran started out as the son of shoe shop owners in Zimbabwe before becoming a private jet entrepreneur and the owner of Vimana Private Jets, which has 5,000 planes worldwide.
He has put the service of his fleet at the disposal of health services and delivered hundreds of tonnes of critical medical resources, such as face masks, PPE and medicines to countries where hospitals lack such critical means.
A team of stars is behind the Naran. The designer is Jowyn Wyn, who designed the Apollo IE and De Tomaso P72, and Kate Montgomery, who has worked with Aston Martin, is in charge of the interiors.
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