There’s no shortage of sports cars coming out of Lo Stivale (The Boot), but that doesn’t mean that this new Milanese artisan manufacturer isn’t going to follow its dreams of building a sophisticated, custom-built sports car for the world to see - and hopefully buy. Juliani Automobili, a recently launched Italian maker, has revealed the first details on their first ever sports car: the Veela. This model was built with the amount of passion it takes to take on Italian foes such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Bugatti, and that passion is clearly illustrated in the look of the Veela.

Built on a space-frame chassis, the Veela is powered by a 6.2L V8 engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. This combination delivers a total of 520hp at 6300 rpm, which isn’t too shabby considering the company’s short time in business. But is it enough to challenge the Italian sports car veterans? Probably not, but it will be interesting to see them try.

Hit the jump to read more about the Juliani Veela.

  • 2011 Juliani Veela
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    manual 6 speed + R gearbox
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    6.2L L
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    3.4 sec.
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    192 mph
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2011 Juliani Veela Exterior
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The Juliani Veela’s space frame chassis with honeycomb composite panels is held together with an epoxidic fiber glass body. These materials aid in lowering the weight of the car and increasing its performance. The car is 4.5 meters long, but only 2 meters wide and 1.2 meters tall, making it a very compact sports car. The Veela is said to be a 2+2 sports car, but we’re guessing the passengers in the back will have to be extremely thin and short to fit comfortably.

Up front, the car gets full LED and front bixenon lights, while the rear gets multi LED lights. The car sits on 19" alloy wheels wrapped in 265/40 19" front and 305/30 19" rear tires.


2011 Juliani Veela Exterior
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Under the hood of the new rear-wheel drive Italian sports car is a 6.2 liter V8 engine that delivers a total of 520 HP at 6300 rpm. This engine is combined with a manual 6 speed + R gearbox, a carbon fiber driveshaft, and GT2 performance LSD differentials. Aiding in the acceleration of the Veela is progressive traction control and launch control.

With its 520 HP, the Veela will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and from 0 to 100 mph in 7.6 seconds, while not stopping until it hits 192 mph.

Stopping power for the Juliani Veela comes from a Brembo brakes, 355mm 4 pot calipers in the front and 330mm 2 pot calipers in the rear.


2011 Juliani Veela Exterior
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Juliani has yet to reveal pricing for their new baby, but we’re guessing details will be revealed soon enough. Juliani will have to come up with a reasonable price tag for the Veela to stand a chance against its competitors.


2011 Juliani Veela Exterior
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We are going to go out on a limb here and say that the Juliani Veela is set to take on works from Ferrari and Lamborghini, namely the Ferrari 458 Italia and the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera. Now, before everyone goes up in arms about such a loony comparison, let’s put aside the long and successful history of both Ferrari and Lamborghini and compare the specs of the vehicles themselves.

TheFerrari 458 Italia is one of our favorite new cars at the moment. It is powered by a 4.5 Liter V8 engine producing 570 HP at 9000 RPM. This enables the Italia to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 202mph. When comparing the Ferrari to the Juliani, the specs are only slightly tilting the scales in favor of the Ferrari.

The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera has a 5.2 liter V10 engine that pumps out an incredible 570 hp, matching that of the Ferrari 458 Italia. Other similarities to the Ferrari are the 0-60mpg sprint time of 3.4 seconds and its top speed of 202mph. Again, better than the Juliani, but not by boatloads.

Of course, once we add in the prestige and luxury of the Italian veterans, Ferrari and Lamborghini can probably walk away with the sale while laughing at the industry newbie. But anyone willing to take a chance on a new, hot car may find themselves pleasantly surprised.

2011 Juliani Veela Exterior
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  (594) posted on 02.28.2012

The exterior design manifests two different genders; sweet feminine on the front and intimidating masculine on the back. Real class is evident on this car, but it’s not that dynamic as others.

  (595) posted on 01.13.2012

Veela is looks so sweet on its style, and you will really never be noticed that it is a sports car.Anyway, is it only a concept? If it’s not, when will be the market production of this?

  (502) posted on 12.29.2011

I must say that I am also amazed to know that this sweet looking car is a sports car! smiley Anyway, I’m impressed with the detailing of this Veela.

  (530) posted on 11.22.2011

I just only love the front design of this Veela, and I have to agree that its engine is really impressive enough but not truly great for a sports car like this. It should be more powerful the fact that its competitor is a Ferrari vehicle.

  (692) posted on 11.17.2011

I love the sweet and gorgeous look of this Veela, and it really didn’t look like a sports car on that platform. However, it is so sad to hear that it is only a good-looking vehicle.

  (382) posted on 11.14.2011

Yeah! Veela is looks so sweet on its style, and you will really never be noticed that it is a sports car. smiley Anyway, is it only a concept? If it’s not, when will be the market production of this?

  (374) posted on 11.9.2011

Too sad, Veela is less powerful than to its competitor, but surely it really had an impressive exterior which is so sweet and cute. smiley I wonder if what will be the interior of this one will look like?

  (459) posted on 11.3.2011

This sports car is definitely looks so sweet and cute on its design and to its other detailing, that’s why I’m absolutely impressed with it, but I wonder if it had a striking engine?

  (830) posted on 10.24.2011

It is absolutely very light and compact which I found so striking for a sports car like this, but I wonder if when will they plan to put this one the market? I hope it will come cheap. smiley

  (463) posted on 10.10.2011

Very prospective, ideal and absolute pattern which give a very alive gesture. Completely elegant, sophisticated and high-end.

  (595) posted on 10.5.2011

Veela really had a cute appearance, well I must say that I’m also amazed to know that it is a sports car! smiley Anyway, the engine that it had been not quite good for a sports car. Its competitor still had a powerful engine.

  (287) posted on 10.3.2011

520 horsepower is not enough for a sports car, but I must say that I am also amazed to know that this sweet looking car is a sports car! smiley Anyway, I’m impressed with the detailing of this Veela.

  (434) posted on 09.26.2011

I have to agree with you BenBoston. V8 engine with 520 horsepower is not really powerful just like the other sports car, but surely it had a very impressive design and styling especially on its headlights, so cool! smiley

  (762) posted on 09.23.2011

It will surely beat the likes of Ferrari Italia. hahahah but when it comes in figure performance, I don’t think so. V8 engine that delivers only 520 horsepower is I think not impressive for a sports car.

  (569) posted on 09.22.2011

The side view of this car is like a boat. I like the design because its simple. The head light of this car was impressive and bumper. The rim’s colors are compatible with body color white.

  (474) posted on 09.22.2011

Serious? Is it really a sports car? hahaha the style and designed looks so cute and humble for a sports car smiley but well, I have to agree that’s it’s pretty awesome on its looks!

  (336) posted on 09.21.2011

So cute! smiley especially its front headlights, so much angst! Anyway, the platform design is quite impressive, and I love how they managed to combine the decent look and the sporty appearance on it.

  (484) posted on 08.18.2011

Don’t you like this car? It’s pretty awesome with the looks.
Well, speaking of competition, we all know that 458 Italia of Ferrari is one good car but since this car ( Juliani Veela) is light weight, for me, it can literally compete with Ferrari.

  (596) posted on 02.23.2011

useless production! i think the person behind this one..just wasted their effort! i don’t think that they have the capability to compete against the Italia. And i agree its Ferrari is far better!

  (368) posted on 02.23.2011

it was said in the article that it has a superb exterior, but based from what i see i can’t see any good from this car..and the engine’s capability is not impressive though..Ferrari Italia is far better compare to this one!

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