One of the coolest cars to be unveiled at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed came from well-known lightweight sportscar creator, Caterham.. As Bob Laishley, Caterham CEO says: "An electric Caterham of any shape and size has to stay true to what sets us apart from everyone else: being lightweight, simple and offering an unparalleled driving experience; that’s our DNA." So with that in mind, this is Project V, a lightweight fully-electric coupé concept vehicle that could arrive as soon as late 2025 or early 2026. Designed as an electric car from the start, Project V comes from the new Caterham Chief Designer, Anthony Jannarelly, and the famed Italian engineering firm, Italdesign. That explains how the car looks so damn good. Caterham has targeted a kerb weight of 1 190 kg by using an innovative carbon fibre and aluminium composite chassis. The car uses a 2+1 seating layout with a 2+2 as an option. The interior is basic with no frills but it looks perfect to us, there’s nothing left wanting and no features to bloat the price. Anthony Jannarelly, Chief Designer for Project V, added: “A Caterham Seven’s design is simple and minimalist, it’s designed for its intended function, to be lightweight and fun to drive. With Project V, we’re applying this philosophy to the sports coupé architecture to create a seducing and timeless silhouette. Every single feature has to justify itself from a weight perspective to maintain lightness and optimise driver engagement.”
Take a look at the YouTube video showing off the all-new and pretty damn amazing Caterham Project V, a sportscar that looks all futuristic and stuff, but hasn't gone the way of the other bespoke manufacturers with massive amounts of power. No, this car sticks to the Caterham ethos of good power and light weight: Caterham Project V | The Wait Is Over. | Caterham
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