speed manual RWD
hp @ 6,300 rpm
kgs / 2557 lbs
The Veela is the first sport car to emerge from the new Milanese
Juliani describes the Veela as; "an Italian supercar
made by Italians". Added to that it's handbuilt to
the specifications of each customer. That means it'll either
be really good; or it'll be really bad. Until the first prototypes
and pre-production cars start rolling around there's no guarantees
One thing is for sure, Juliani intend to stuff the Veela with
premium parts. Including Brembo brakes, a carbon fiber driveshaft,
superlight 19" wheels, plenty of CNC machined aluminum
parts, Ohlins shocks, a limited slip differential with customizable
ratios, Recaro seats, bespoke leather trim, Hella LED headlights,
and perhaps most impressively of all - if you're a Steve Jobs
fan - the Veela features an integrated Apple iPad 2 system capable
of controlling the radio, navigation system, multimedia system,
internet and phone connections and an optional 5 camera onboard
video recording system.
All that technology and high-grade parts and materials obviously
puts the Juliani Veela into serious supercar territory. So the
engine is suitably large and powerful. Mounted up front is a
6.2 litre V8 which produces 520 horsepower. Mated to that is
a 6-speed close ratio gearbox.
Curiously, despite the attention to detail with the gadgets
and expensive components, Juliani state that the Veela will
feature a steel spaceframe chassis and fiberglass bodywork.
No aluminium and carbon fiber?
Then again lightweight an nimble performance isn't what Juliani
are after with the Veela. In their own words: "This car
is not created for the circuit, it has been created for the
total pleasure of driving, for everyday driving with the family,
with a spacious boot able to carry a full set of golf clubs."
If it manages to make production then the Juliani Veela will
bring a unique fusion of style to the road. There's a lot of
TVR in the lines of the car, and at the rear there's a hint
of Lotus. Looking from the front Marcos is the brand that springs
to mind. But then it's all brought nicely together with some