Debuting at Goodwood, the Caterham Project V EV is near
The battery-powered Caterham Project V EV has been revealed by the U.K.-based marque. The company has only ever built one vehicle in their 50 years of existence, and that’s the model Seven. The Project V coupe will surely be a game charger once it goes into production.
With a curb weight of 2623 pounds, the Caterham Project V EV utilizes a carbon fiber monocoque with aluminum frame extensions on both ends. A 55-kWh lithium-ion battery pack coupled to a single 268-hp engine positioned at the back axle powers the vehicle.
There are all-around disc brakes, staggered 19 and 20-inch rims with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires, electrically assisted power steering, and double-wishbone suspension with completely adjustable geometry on the front and back. The car’s three drive modes (Normal, Sport, and Sprint) manage steering and acceleration in response to external factors.
On Europe’s WLTP cycle, Caterham claims a top speed of 143 mph, a 0-62 mph time of less than 4.5 seconds, and a maximum range of 249 miles.
“A Caterham Seven’s design is simple and minimalist, it’s designed for its intended function, to be lightweight and fun to drive,” stated chief designer Anthony Jannarelly. “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 optimize driver engagement.”
In the car’s interior, there are two driver gauge pods along with a center touchscreen display and a few physical controls beneath it. With two standard seats in the front row and a single centrally positioned seat in the back, the seating arrangement is an unusual 2+1 configuration. Buyers can opt in for a 2+2 layout.
“Project V isn’t instead of Seven, it’s complimentary to it, and we believe that by retaining the core Caterham values, it will appeal to both our existing customer base and attract new fans to the brand,” said CEO Bob Laishley.
Expected to go on sale by the end of 2025 or the start of 2026, the Caterham Project V EV should start with a price tag of around $103,000.