Created by Caterham Chief Designer, Anthony Jannarelly, and featuring a completely new design language for the British sports car brand, the lightweight, high-performance, fully electric coupé Project V show car was manufactured by Italdesign at its plants in Italy.
“Partnering up with Caterham and Anthony Jannarelly to bring Project V to life was an incredible experience. At every step, we have applied our expertise in producing commercially viable concept and prototype vehicles, to ensure that any future production version can be brought to market at pace,” said Andrea Porta, Italdesign Business Development.
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. Project V uses a battery electric powertrain, powered by a 200kW (272PS) single motor mounted in the rear axle. This is paired with a 55kWh USOC lithium-ion 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.
With acceleration of 0-62mph (100kph) in less than 4.5 seconds, Project V will reach an estimated top speed of 143mph (230kph) and deliver a target WLTP range of 249 miles (400km).