Carice Mk1 from The Netherlands is an electric Porsche 356 lookalike

Small Dutch automaker Carice Cars has unveiled a limited edition Carice Mk1 electric vehicle that is clearly inspired from the iconic Porsche 356.

The Mk1 has a body manufactured entirely from plastic, making the whole car unbelievably lightweight – it weighs just 350kg.

It is available with two engine outputs – 20bhp and 54bhp. Not a whole lot, but should be enough for some summer cruising.

Battery details haven’t been released yet, but don’t expect a very long range as the total weight of just 350kg clearly hints that there is not a very big battery pack.

For longer range there will be an optional range-extending small petrol engine and the company even offers a hydrogen-powered version.

The battery is incorporated in the so called backbone chassis with a central single thick bar running the entire length of the car, offering an ideal 50:50 weight distribution.

Carice Cars plans to build just 10 cars with prices starting from 26,620 EUR.

In addition the company plans to offer a Junior Version for 16-year-old drivers with a 5.4bhp engine.

Order books open tomorrow and you can read more on their web site.


RELATED POSTS

Arash Cars teases new British supercar, will be unveiled on February 28
New Mini Clubman previewed as a concept ahead of Geneva debut
Lexus RC-based 'four-door coupe' rendered
Sebastien Loeb wins Goodwood Festival of Speed hill climb in Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak car
Caterham sells their F1 team, focuses on car production
The first ever Range Rover, chassis number #001 to be auctioned next month
Audi R10 supercar reportedly approved for production with up to 1000bhp
2015 Shelby GT revealed with 627bhp, designed for international markets
How to haggle when buying a car
Looking for adventure? BFGoodrich takes you to the end of the world
IONIQ by Hyundai: A leap forward for hybrid vehicles
Porsche unveils the most powerful 911 of all time - Here's the new 911 GT2 RS
Tags: , , ,