Vazirani Automotive is a startup automaker with roots in India and a mission “to make an electric car so sexy and engaging that we can transition even the most stubborn petrol heads to a cleaner future.”
The company, which has teams in Mumbai and Los Angeles, and partners in the UK, Italy and Japan, obviously believes in the marketing power of mystery. It showed a concept PHEV at the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed, but has released little information about the vehicle other than a few photos.
About all we know about the Shul_Inspire Gran Turismo is that it was developed under the guidance of Kazunori Yamauchi and his team at Gran Turismo, and that it has “a Jet Turbine Electric powertrain encased in a suit of carbon fiber.”
Company founder and Chief Designer Chunky Vazirani previously worked as a designer at Land Rover, Volvo, Jaguar and Rolls-Royce. “For me cars are the greatest form of art because they have movement, they almost come alive,” he says. “We believe outright beauty has become very rare nowadays as visual complexity and ‘designed by engineering’ supersedes the art element that made millions of people, including me, fall in love with cars.”
Vazirani plans to work with India’s Formula One team to further develop the Shul. “I am delighted to see the launch of the first ever Indian supercar,” said Dr. Vijay Mallya, Team Principal of the Sahara Force India Formula One Team. “It is only logical for us to collaborate with Vazirani Automotive to advise mainly with aerodynamic design and participate in this important milestone in Indian automotive engineering.”
Source: Vazirani Automotive