If the plans fall into place then enthusiasts in India and Asia are in for a treat. Tony Fernandes, Caterham boss has said that he wants to make his company ‘Asia’s Porsche’. Caterham is planning an all-out hypercar and some other models specifically with this intention in mind.
It’s official. Caterham Cars came in India at the inaugural Indian Grand Prix. Operations will be led by British sportscar racer, Matt Cummings and is a statement Matt Cummings said, "I am looking forward to introducing the exhilarating driving experience of a Seven, both on the road and on the circuit, to the Indian enthusiast. One of the most exciting phases of our operation will be a fully Indian-assembled Seven, making Caterham the only road, race and track car assembled in India."
Caterman India will manage the local distribution of the company’s cars but it will also develop new sports cars based on the lightweight Caterham Seven model. The first Caterham demonstrator model to roll up in India is the SP/300.R sports prototype racing car. By expanding in the Indian Market Caterham is taking an important step in their strategy to be a global player. Caterham Cars chief executive, Ansar Ali, added: "We have been working for some time on establishing Caterham in India and we’re arriving in yet another new market for our brand at exactly the right time – just as the brand new Indian GP signals the arrival of Indian motorsport on the world stage. The potential of the Indian market for the Caterham brand is enormous so we are delighted to have knowledgeable and influential partners by our side for the journey ahead."
Caterham Cars is a manufacturer of specialist lightweight sports cars based in Surrey, England and for the moment the company has only one model available - the Caterham &, which is based on the Lotus Seven. The super light Caterham 7 was build only for the race tracks and not for the common roads.