Caterham has teased an upcoming fully electric concept car called Project V that looks like nothing we’ve ever seen from the brand before.
Not to worry, the sports car manufacturer says the new car is just as “driver focussed, lightweight and fun to drive” as its usual crop of open-topped Sevens, and ensures that it will still capture the essence of a sports car but with an electric powertrain.
It’s worth noting that the new concept is completely unrelated to the Seven, according to Autocar, which means it won’t share much in common with the EV Seven concept revealed last week, at least as far as platforms go.
Caterham says “this is a statement of intent” which leads us to believe that the concept hints at a future production model.
The Project V also appears to have a completely new design we haven’t seen from the carmaker before, with soft curves flowing over both the wheels and roof. If you ask us, Project V has a bit of GMA T.33 about it.
Will it be rear-, all- or even front-wheel drive? That we also don’t know as nothing in the ways of powertrains has been mentioned other than it being fully electric. However, if Caterham decides to use what it learnt from the aforementioned EV Seven, we could see a power figure of at least 178kW combined with a 51kWh battery.
All will be revealed when the covers come off the electric Caterham Project V concept on 12 July 2023, the 50th anniversary of Caterham.