Caterham has already made a name for itself as being one of the world’s premium affordable sports car manufacturers with its selection of supercars being some of the cheapest yet fastest cars on the planet. However according to Caterham’s CEO, former F1 team managed Mike Gascoyne, Caterham has even more ambitious plans for the future.
For those of you not in the know, Caterham was recently purchased by Malaysian billionaire Tony Fernandes and has since gone onto sign a joint venture with Renault to help construct a new sports car, a collaboration similar to that of Toyota and Subaru for the Toyota GT 86 and Subaru BRZ.
While speaking to Autocar, Gascoyne revealed that “Anyone can see that a company making nothing but two-seaters can’t hope to be very successful at present. Our cars will have other body styles. Our plan is to use Tony Fernandes’ contacts in Asia to sell cars into a specialist market that is expanding fast.”
Additionally, Caterham’s CEO revealed that one of the company’s largest goals is to build and sell enough sports cars to help fund the Caterham Formula One team, and in order to do this, the brand hopes to sell tens of thousands of cars each and every year by the time 2020 comes around.
Sure those plans may seem ambitious, but if demand for lightweight, track day cars continue and if Caterham’s collaboration with Renault works out, then there’s no reason why this cannot be achieved.