Meet the Callum Skye: The Electric Sports Car Built for Any Terrain

shawn By On 20/05/2024 at 20:01

In Electric Cars

Introducing the Callum Skye, this electric all-terrain sports car, masterfully crafted by renowned ex-Jaguar designer Ian Callum, is now available for order.

The Callum Skye

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Callum's first bespoke car, crafted by the renowned ex-Jaguar designer, has hit the market just before its public debut at this week's Savile Row Concours in London. Initially revealed digitally last year, the Callum Skye is priced between £80,000 and £110,000, positioning it against the Ariel Nomad, which is soon to release its second-generation model with an electric option.

The Skye comes in two versions: one optimized for off-road capabilities and the other designed for on-road performance. Callum has kept the production numbers under wraps, promising exclusivity for this model.

This compact dual-motor, four-wheel-drive car boasts a 50:50 weight distribution, a 42kWh battery offering a 170-mile range, and an optional fast charger that can replenish the battery in under 10 minutes. Measuring 4047mm in length and 1900mm in width, the Skye shares a similar footprint with the Renault Clio and Dacia Duster.

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Built on a rugged steel spaceframe with ample ground clearance and a bespoke all-independent suspension, the Skye features a lightweight composite body, making it one of the lightest EVs at 1150kg. Its bold design is highlighted by a strong "accent loop" around the doors and a horizontal body structure supporting large glazed doors.

The interior, shown for the first time, reflects the exterior's minimalist design with a stacked center console featuring touchscreen rotary dials for heating and ventilation, akin to the Jaguar F-Type. A central touchscreen, yet to have its size disclosed, offers smartphone mirroring. The versatile Skye includes a boot accessible via a hinged tailgate and a removable rear bench for extra space. "We've streamlined our design to include only essential elements, providing everything needed without wasted space," said Callum.

With a staff of over 20, Callum aims to remain "small and agile." The Skye, the company's first all-new model, follows successful projects since its founding in 2019, including a unique take on the 2001 Aston Martin Vanquish, various product design ventures, and some undisclosed collaborations.


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