Piguin
Piguin New Reader
7/12/23 4:35 a.m.

 

3 seater EV with one back seat? 1190kg target weight? Is there actual hope for fun lightweight EVs?

It is still a prototype, even though apparently production ready, and chances are that they won't hit their target weight, but still...

STM317
STM317 PowerDork
7/12/23 5:15 a.m.

 Caterham Project V Previews Electric Sports Coupe That May Arrive In 2025

 Caterham Project V Previews Electric Sports Coupe That May Arrive In 2025

 Caterham Project V Previews Electric Sports Coupe That May Arrive In 2025

 Caterham Project V Previews Electric Sports Coupe That May Arrive In 2025

 Caterham Project V Previews Electric Sports Coupe That May Arrive In 2025

STM317
STM317 PowerDork
7/12/23 5:18 a.m.

Pretty cool little package!

Single RWD motor with 268hp

55kwh battery with 250mile range on the WLTP cycle (which likely puts it closer to 200 miles on EPA rating)

0-60 under 4.5 seconds

calteg
calteg SuperDork
7/12/23 8:29 a.m.

They fumbled the backend design a little, but the rest of it is gorgeous

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/12/23 9:37 a.m.

e-Cayman? 

Captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/12/23 10:11 a.m.

This and the Alpine 209e concept give me much hope for the future. 

Puddy46
Puddy46 Reader
7/12/23 10:17 a.m.

I like it.  Won't be able to afford it, but I like it.  

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/12/23 10:23 a.m.

Very nice, a car I might buy if I had the money. The styling looks like a blend of recent Porsche and Aston-Martin.

STM317
STM317 PowerDork
7/12/23 10:43 a.m.
GameboyRMH said:

The styling looks like a blend of recent Porsche and Aston-Martin.

I see a British Car Sampler Platter.

Aston fenders:

Exclusive: a closer look at the £2.5m Aston Martin Valkyrie | Top Gear

Lotus trapezoidal sill/rocker/lower door area:

Emira and Evora pictures comparison | The Lotus Cars Community

Jaguar CX75 nose:

https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod/images/2015-jaguar-c-x75-spectre-22-1572448157.jpg

MG TF C pillar/tail lights:

File:MG TF GT Prototype - rear view.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

ClearWaterMS
ClearWaterMS Reader
7/12/23 10:44 a.m.

my questions

will Caterham beat Tesla to market?  Will Caterham offer it as a 'kit' model similar to the current model?  even if they did /w exchange rates an £80k puts it at just north of $100k.  

 

Piguin
Piguin New Reader
7/12/23 4:37 p.m.

Also has more than a passing resemblance to the C120 prototype that was being developed alongside the Alpine A110 before the two companies parted ways.

That would have been a very interesting car - and probably slightly cheaper than $100k

 

stan
stan GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
7/13/23 10:34 a.m.
calteg said:

They fumbled the backend design a little, but the rest of it is gorgeous

 I like the rear, but would like to see the taillights tweaked a bit maybe. Beauty is, etc, etc...

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/13/23 10:41 a.m.
ClearWaterMS said:

my questions

will Caterham beat Tesla to market?  Will Caterham offer it as a 'kit' model similar to the current model?  even if they did /w exchange rates an £80k puts it at just north of $100k.  

 

Totally different kind of car to the announced Tesla Roadster, so I don't really think it matters which one makes it to market first. I think it will have to be a kit if it's sold in the US, the safety requirements for complete cars are not easy and take a considerable investment. Caterhams aren't cheap cars, so $100k is not a surprising number.

The weights are not far off what I figured for an electrified ND with similar power and range figures. It's an ambitious project for the little kit car maker, though - they haven't even done doors since the Caterham 21 in the 90s.

Mike (Forum Supporter)
Mike (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
7/14/23 8:16 a.m.

The most shocking thing to me coming from Caterham is the seating position. Not having a backrest on the rear axle is bananas. The interior looks very simple by the standards of today. I love the front end with the 7 nose cone reference. I hope it will be a competitive entry that grows the brand. I want it to be an electric 4C that I can pick up used in five or six years. 

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 UberDork
7/14/23 12:37 p.m.

They nailed the styling, and now that they have a giant Chinese benefactor maybe they can produce it.

spandak
spandak Dork
7/15/23 12:09 a.m.

Beautiful. Approachable stats (if not for the price). RWD. British built in a shed (not really).  
 

I'm here for it. 

GIRTHQUAKE
GIRTHQUAKE UltraDork
7/15/23 11:00 a.m.

In reply to Keith Tanner :

I love how the "ambitious" part of this is not the electric drivetrain, but adding doors.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/15/23 3:26 p.m.

In reply to GIRTHQUAKE :

Doors are hard :) Golf carts are easy, especially if you buy the drivetrain. 

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/28/23 7:20 p.m.

Recent video on the car, and their concept electric Sevenesque:
 


 

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