Caterham reveals light electric sports car for 2026

Caterham reveals light electric sports car for 2026

Jannarelly added: “It’s like if you have a soft sheet and you cover it over the chassis.” He highlighted the Saba’s highly visible design elements as a key factor in its enduring appeal, saying: “With the Saba, it’s form follows function. In some cases, I tried to apply almost the same rules, but this time the job is to cover the chassis.”

In particular, work on an electric version of the Seven is well underway, in partnership with Swindon Powertrain, and a working model with 322bhp and a curb weight of just 700kg will take to the Goodwood hill as a demonstration of Caterham’s commitment to lightness and a straight line. speed. This is a completely separate project from the coupe, and a new ‘Caterham EVo’ business unit has been established to handle all matters relating to Project V.

Q&A: Bob Laishley, CEO, Caterham

Can Project V make money?

“The business case says it makes money. We need bigger numbers than we’ve sold Sevens, but we have a business case. It’s a business case for the numbers we’ve got on the table – significantly more than Caterham has ever used before, but significantly less than a major OEM has used.”

Why do you need to appeal to new customers?

“We make 500 cars and sell 600 – and that maintains our current business. To get a return on the investment we need to make for this, we need to sell more. The volumes we are talking about here start at 2000 per year and grow over time. “Where that growth ends, I don’t know. If we start saying ridiculous numbers, we run the risk of people saying it’s not credible.

How will Project V be installed?

“I get asked this question all the time and I get a little confused by the constant desire to compare the price and the product with something else. I think buying one of these cars, whatever it may be in this segment of sports cars, is an emotional purchase. It’s not a purposeful purchase – ‘I can fit three boxes in the boot of this or two and a half in the boot of this’ or ‘I can save £50 on PCP for this car versus that car’. It’s not that obvious a comparison.”