The countdown has begun and, on Wednesday 12th July 2023, Caterham will unveil its new coupé concept car – Project V.
Project V is a brand-new, fully electric model and will introduce a change in the design style that the British sports car brand is currently known for. Despite the pretty drastic change in looks from the existing Seven range, Project V will still follow Caterham’s core values of lightness, simplicity, and a driver-focused experience.
The project, created by Chief Designer, Anthony Jannarelly, has been made possible through Caterham’s partnering with the renowned engineering and design firm, Italdesign who have played a big role in bringing Project V to life – manufacturing the show car at its headquarters in Italy.
Goodwood Festival of Speed is the chosen location for the big reveal as the Project V show car will make its debut public appearance on the Caterham stand at the hugely popular event in just a few short weeks.
Caterham has produced lightweight, two-seater sports cars since 1973 when Graham Nearn acquired the tooling, designs and exclusive rights to the Seven from Lotus founder Colin Chapman. In homage to Chapman, Caterham’s philosophy today continues to put the driving experience and fun at the heart of everything it does.
Caterham is headquartered in Dartford, Kent, where it has built cars in both assembled and kit-build form since 1987.
The current Caterham UK line-up consists of the Seven Academy Car, Seven 170, Super Seven 600, Super Seven 2000, Seven 360, Seven 420, Seven 420 Cup, and Seven 620. Additional models are available for international markets.
The brand also operates a successful motorsport division consisting of five UK racing series aimed at all levels of driver experience. There are also multiple Caterham racing championships in France and Portugal. Since 1995, the Caterham Academy – the entry-level racing series – has seen more than 1,300 novices become full racing drivers.
Caterham is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2023 with multiple events to mark this significant milestone taking place throughout the year.