Caterham Technology appointed Drive to work with them to design a high-performance road car, the Caterham C120, as part of Caterham Cars’ joint venture with Renault’s Alpine brand. The cars were heavily differentiated, with the requirement that both should respect the individual DNA of Caterham and Alpine. After an extensive pitching process to the Caterham Board, we were commissioned due to our visual and emotional interpretation of the Caterham brand, and our vision for a contemporary mid-engined Caterham sports coupe.
This new Caterham sports car represented a significant development for their company and it was essential for them to have absolute confidence in us, and trust our ability to deliver both creatively and logistically, as well as being able to become a close partner to their in-house engineering teams.
Although the C120 never reached production, the underpinnings engineered by the Caterham team appeared under the skin of the very well received Alpine A110.