The Naran: New hypercar joins the ranks

A BMW based, GT3 inspired car from a company you’ve never heard of.

A man with an empire of private aircraft, Ameerh Naran has a passion for fast cars. CEO of Vimana Private Jets and owner of multiple supercars, the Indian-Zimbabwean enterpreneur has turned his attention down from sky travel to the asphalt, founding the company Naran Automotive.

Dreamed up by wealthy investors, hypercar start-up firms are rather common, but only a select few make it to reality.

Meet the Naran. Designed for billionaires and built to rival the likes of the Ferrari SF90 and Aston Martin Vulcan, the GT3 inspired hypercar is built on the BMW M8, using a heavily modified version of the M8’s chassis and suspension.

The engine, BMW’s 4.4L twin-turbo V8 makes up to 460kW (617hp) in the top spec M8 Competition, but Naran Automotive has bored the displacement out to 5.0 litres, rocketing power output up to 781kW (1048hp) and 1036Nm, all whilst stating that there is still more room for power. Paired to the 8-speed ZF gearbox and all-wheel drive with the rears available at the click of a button, the hypercar supposedly manages a 0-60mph (0-97km/h) time of just 2.3 seconds.

With four seats inside, it’s enough to fit a family – and the company is confident in the success of the Naran in beating even well established two-seater competitors, chasing after high profile marques such as Bugatti’s Chiron Super Sport 300+. Coated in carbon fibre and specialised materials, pricing for the Naran will start at $1,136,950 USD (A$1,539,123) in ‘base’ specification.

Testing commences by March 2021, and customers will begin receiving their orders starting 2022.


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