The Caterham Project V has been unveiled and is labelled as a sports-electric vehicle and; your eyes are not deceiving you - it's a Caterham with a roof. They are synonymous with having cars without tops and it seems they've shifted tides. 

The first sighting of this car was at the GFOS in 2023 where it saw many interested faces as it's unique yet accurate to their name. 

An electric Caterham of any shape and size has to stay true to what sets us apart from everyone else: being lightweight, simple and offering an unparalleled driving experience; that’s our DNA." - BOB LAISHLEY, CEO, CATERHAM


The Caterham will come with a 55kWh battery with a claimed range of 249 Miles (~400km). The top speed of this stunner is 230 km/h and will go from 0-100 in about 4.5 seconds. 

I will have a fast charge available at 150kW which means you could top your electric sports car up from 20% to 80% in 15 minutes. Hosting carbon fibre and aluminium composite chassis with composite bodywork brings the Catherham to a weight of 1190 kg. This will give it a power-to-weight ratio of 225 bhp (168kW) per ton. This will put it on (roughly) the same level as the already famous Alpine A110. I think the Caterham looks much better. 

It has electrically assisted power steering and double wishbone suspension that is fully adjustable making the Catherham easy to drive and even better to use as a sports car.


As Caterhams go - they are to be light, agile and easy to drive to thrash around a track. With its simplistic yet futuristic design, it's clear to see that they don't stray from their roots. 

With an infotainment system and multifunctional steering wheel, it's clear to see that they have levelled up their game. However, this will be a suitable car for someone who only has one extra friend as there is only one rear seat. But Caterham states there will be a 2+2 option which places another seat in the rear, which means you'll have more weight in your sports car and no one wants that. 


With sleek body panels and a headlight design that looks quite similar to the likes of a Porsche or Aston Martin, it also hosts 19" rims in the front and 20" rims in the rear. With thinly outlined rear lights the Project V sports a minimalist design with highlightable features.  

While this all sounds exceptional and ground-breaking it's said that the first production model will only be available in late 2025 or early 2026. With a price tag of 80 000GBP (R 1 805 665) and set for release mainly in the European market, it's guaranteed to sell like hotcakes. 

Lu-Allen Kruger - proudly ChangeCars.