THE first model from the company set up by former Jaguar design boss Ian Callum has been revealed.
The Callum Skye is a high-performance all-wheel-drive multi-terrain vehicle with an all-electric powertrain.
"At four metres long, the Callum Skye is dramatically proportioned with a concise exterior aesthetic driven by its capabilities. It has been designed to exceed expectations: minimal mass, maximum capability - exceptionally usable and an absolute joy to drive," said Ian Callum, who is now head of design at the company.
"The exterior features a striking accent loop, intersected by a strong horizontal structure, flanked by organic forms front and rear. It is pared down to a level of necessity and understatement. At the heart of its story is its performance, style and capability, and a design integral to the engineering elements. For example, the lower section of the doors have beautifully integrated glass, offering outstanding visibility in all conditions. I believe the Skye is truly authentic - unique in concept and presence in the market."
The Skye, developed at Callum's 20,000 square foot facility in Warwick, is powered by a 42kWh battery with an anticipated range of up to 170 miles and comes with the option of an ultra-fast charging battery which can give a full charge in under 10 minutes.
The vehicle has an enclosed cabin with a car-like interior and weighing in at 1.15 tonnes has sportscar performance with a 0 to 60mph time of under four seconds.
Callum says the car is now undergoing engineering refinement and rigorous testing in the UK and Europe and details of definitive specifications and variants, each finely tailored for focused on or off-road use, will be released in spring 2024.
David Fairbairn, managing director at Callum, said: "The Callum Skye addresses a void in the market, endowing discerning owners with a bold, beautifully-engineered off-road vehicle that beckons to be enjoyed, giving a sense of fun, freedom and escapism. It's an exceptionally capable vehicle with the refinement of boutique craftsmanship. And with its battery options, our ambition is for the Callum Skye to make a big impression on the industry, while ensuring it doesn't have a negative environmental impact."