The idea of producing an Italian styled, South African designed and manufactured Super Car was incubated in late 2007. To give this idea mobility, the Perana Performance Group was created as the entity to bring what was a concept to where they are today with a show car that enjoyed its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show on March 3, 2009.
The Perana project is the result of Zagato's 9 decade-long expertise in constructing fully functioning running concepts. Virtual reality development has been integrated from inception, effectively eliminating the need for the traditional styling model and enabling the prototype to be completed in less than 4 months.
The demise of low volume manufacturers around the world coupled with the changes in EU legislation relating to low volume manufacturers created the opportunity for the Perana Performance Group to launch a car of true Super Car performance capabilities. The new car which is built at the Hi-Tech Automotive facility is very much a back to basics, no frills Super Car which demands driver input beyond that required by the established players in this segment of the market.
With the appointment of the European Dealer network and full production established, the creation of much needed jobs underscores our commitment to social upliftment. The Perana Z-one also offers South Africa the opportunity to showcase its engineering and production capabilities to the world at a price hitherto perceived to be unattainable. There is no car available in the world that boasts this level of performance and equipment levels at less than £50,000 excluding taxes.
For enthusiasts wishing to learn more about Classic Peranas dating back to 1968, visit the Perana Enthusiast site, as hosted by John Brits, detailing the history and range of cars produced by Basil Green Motors in Johannesburg, South Africa. Perana Performance Group and the Classic Perana enthusiast's website are not related.
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