Caterham Project V Concept | Driver-Focused Electric Sports Car Lands in About 2 Years With $100K Price Tag
Caterham debuted a driver-focused electric sports car, the Caterham Project V, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. A first for the British automaker, the Project V comes with an electric powertrain and a coupe silhouette similar to the Jaguar C-X75.
Although the Caterham Project V doesn’t resemble the brand’s previous offerings, it still embodies its ideals of a lightweight, simple, and fun-to-drive car with a target curb weight of 2,623 lbs. Designed with Italdesign, the low-slung Project V features a carbon fiber and aluminum chassis, a 101.8-inch wheelbase, a staggered set of 19- and 20-inch wheels, and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires.
On the inside, Project V’s published interior specs were limited. What we do know is that it sports a two-driver gauge pod, a central touchscreen display running Apple CarPlay, and three centrally located digital gauges. Project V has two seat configuration options as of current writing; an unconventional 2+1 layout with a centrally mounted rear seat or a more traditional 2 front and 2 rear seating.
The Project V is Caterham’s first electric offering and comes with a rear-mounted 200 kW 268 hp permanent magnet synchronous motor paired with a twin-pack 55 kWh USOC battery, control-arm suspension at front and rear, and electrically assisted power steering. The car is able to go from 0-62 mph in less than 4.5 seconds, with a top speed of 143 mph and a range of 249 miles.
The Caterham Project V is expected to go on sale in late 2025 or early 2026 and is projected to carry a starting price of around $103,000. For more information, please visit the Caterham website.