Just what the world needs, another limited-edition million-dollar car.
The hypercar scene is exploding with new entries, some realistic, and others dreamed up by overexcited investors. Recent entries include cars such as the Spyros Panopoulos Automotive Chaos, an entrant from Greece, and the SSC Tuatara, which has been involved in some serious hypercar scandal in recent months. To make it in this game you need a ton of money, and at the very least a power output of 1,000 hp or more. Naran is one of the latest to join the race with the four-seat Naran hypercar. The dream child of Ameerh Naran, an Indian-Zimbabwean entrepreneur who is shifting his attention from his private jet empire to building high-performance cars, the Naran hypercar promises to deliver insane performance at an equally insane price.
Chasing established competitors such as the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ won't be easy, but the company is confident in its upcoming car. The car itself will be limited to only 49 units and will be built in Germany. Interestingly enough, the Naran will make use of the BMW M8's chassis and suspension setup, albeit with a few serious modifications to the axles, subframes, adjustable roll bars, and the like.
Under the hood, the M8's 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 remains but will be tuned to hypercar levels via some serious modifications, including an increase in displacement to 5.0 liters, and an increase in turbo size. All of this results in a dyno figure of 1,048 horsepower, but Naran claims that there is room for more power. BMW's famous ZF eight-speed transmission will take care of shifting. The car will feature an AWD drivetrain that can be switched to RWD at the push of a button. Inside, the four-seat GT3-inspired hyper coupe will be covered in carbon fiber and other exotic materials.
In terms of performance figures, the company states that the Naran will sprint to sixty in under 2.3 seconds, reach 100 mph in 4.56 seconds, and top out at more than 230 mph. With so few cars being offered, and the mountain of work that has to go into building each of these cars, it comes as no surprise that Naran will charge customers in the range of $1,136,950 for an entry-level model, with optional extras pushing that figure even further into the ether. Currently, Naran is planning to start real-world testing by March, and according to the company, the car will be delivered to customers in 2022.