FIRST LOOK: Caterham Project V: is this the future of the sports car? | Electrifying

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It’s not every day that we get to see a new Caterham. In the brand’s 50 year history, it has only launched two cars – the Seven and the ill-fated 21. Although the car you see here hasn’t yet been confirmed for production, it has the potential to be one of the most exciting electric cars on the market. Lightweight, fast and engineered by some of the most experienced hands in the business, it promises to be a fantastic package.

Officially, Caterham describes the Project V as a ‘lightweight fully-electric coupé concept vehicle that has the potential to arrive in late 2025 or early 2026.’

Designed as an electric vehicle from the start, Project V is the creation of new Chief Designer, Anthony Jannarelly, who worked with Italian engineering firm, Italdesign to bring his vision to life.

Project V uses a battery electric powertrain, powered by a 268bhp single motor mounted in the rear axle. This is paired with a 55kWh battery pack with advanced thermal management, and the ability to recharge from 20-80% in as little as 15 minutes using a 150kW DC rapid charger. It’s also rather quick with acceleration from 0-62mph in less than 4.5 seconds, and an estimated top speed of 143mph. Caterham also hopes it will deliver a target WLTP range of 249 miles on a full charge.

The pared back design philosophy means Project V, just like the famous Caterham Seven, is lightweight and simple. Caterham has targeted a kerb weight of 1,190kg (2+1 configuration) which will be achieved by using an innovative carbon fibre and aluminium composite chassis.

The Project V show car uses a 2+1 seating layout – 2+2 as optional – which optimises ingress and egress, provides more comfort for the rear seat passenger and offers greater flexibility in how a prospective owner may use the car. At the centre of the interior is a simple, driver-focussed infotainment system featuring smartphone mirroring, and a digital instrument cluster is used to display key information. Drivers can choose between Normal, Sport and Sprint driving modes that intelligently adjust the acceleration and steering for different environments.

The concept features double wishbone front and rear suspension with fully adjustable geometry, electrically assisted power steering, Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres (19” front and 20” rear), and brake discs all-round with high-performance calipers.

Join Nicola as she takes a close look around the new Project V and speaks to Caterham boss Bob Laishley about the brand’s plans for the car.


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