Head of Caterham, Tony Fernandes, has an ambitious goal for his brand: To become Asia’s Porsche in the long term. That means more mainstream models thanks to its collaboration with Renault and the hopes of developing a supercar once the brand has a respectable lineup on the market.
With all the knowledge and experience Caterham has building race cars, the automaker is confident that it has the know-how to produce a formidable supercar for the road. Currently, engineering and design work on the Caterham/Alpine sports car is well underway and a concept is expected to be unveiled next year.
“Caterham has the motorsport know-how, the carbonfibre know-how, the dynamics and aerodynamic know-how to make it happen,” said Mike Gascoyne, former F1 technical director and current head of Caterham Technologies. “My job is to essentially commercialise our motorsport involvement. Having a halo car that demonstrates our expertise would be one, very appealing way of doing that.”