De­signs on the fast lane

7 Days in Dubai - - BUSINESS -

A Dubai-based car de­signer, fa­mous for his work on The Fast And The Fu­ri­ous, says he has al­ready sold 15 mod­els of his new lim­ited edi­tion hypercar, the De­sign 1. The French de­signer, An­thony Janarelly, un­veiled the De­sign 1 in Dubai in May and since the cars have been selling well at a cool Dhs200,000 ($55,000) each. Janarelly said: “The car is a trib­ute to the golden age of cars. “The retro feel repli­cates cars of the 50s and 60s back when they were all shaped in a nice or­ganic way like the body of a woman. “In the age of driver­less cars the taste for vin­tage cars and more di­rect driv­ing sen­sa­tions is grow­ing. “The more you move to­wards com­fort and con­ve­nience of driver­less cars the more peo­ple will want the op­po­site. “It’s the car you take when you want to have fun on the week­ends. It’s a mix­ture of ex­clu­siv­ity with el­e­gance.” Janarelly added that five units have al­ready been sold in the UAE.

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