Monday, February 26, 2024

Introducing Callum Skye, a stunning multi-terrain electric vehicle

Callum Designs has unveiled Callum Skye, a high-performance multi-terrain electric vehicle created for discerning owners seeking extraordinary on- and off-road adventures. Currently, in a prototype-in-construction form, the Callum Skye promises an extraordinary amalgamation of on-road elegance and off-road prowess.

Callum Design is a UK-based design and engineering powerhouse led by the visionary Ian Callum, who has previously designed vehicles for automakers such as Aston Martin and Jaguar.

Designed and engineered to be exhilarating and rewarding on-road, the all-electric, all-wheel-drive Callum Skye is exceedingly capable of off-road – whether journeying through meandering roads, grassy paddocks, crisp gravel tracks, pristine sand, or snow-clad landscapes.

Its flowing exterior features a striking accent loop.
Its flowing exterior features a striking accent loop. Credit: Callum Designs

The multi-terrain electric vehicle Callum’s Skye boasts a sturdy space-frame chassis that can handle off-road conditions and a suspension system that provides ample ground clearance for various terrains. The occupants are fully enclosed in a comfortable, refined cabin environment with a purposeful 2+2 layout. The fully enclosed cabin car design wards off external noise and objects from slipping inside Callum’s Skye. According to the company, the electric vehicle is also quieter than traditional internal combustion engine vehicles, testifying to its ability to hush down external sounds.

Its flowing exterior features a striking accent loop, intersected by a strong horizontal structure, flanked by organic forms front and rear. Both the upper and lower sections of the doors have beautifully integrated glass, offering outstanding visibility in all conditions.

An optional ultra-fast-charging battery can be fully charged in just 10 minutes.
An optional ultra-fast-charging battery can be fully charged in just 10 minutes. Credit: Callum Designs

Although full technical specs have not yet been released, the Skye is expected to be powered by a 42-kWh lithium-ion battery pack that can deliver a range of about 170 miles (274 km) per charge. An optional ultra-fast-charging battery can reportedly be fully charged in just 10 minutes.

The Skye will measure 4,047 mm long by 1,900 mm wide (159.3 by 74.8 in) and will weigh 1,150 kg (2,535 lb) with a 50:50 front-to-rear-axle weight distribution. While its motor and top speed are still unknown, it is expected to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in under four seconds.

The Skye is expected to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in under four seconds.
The Skye is expected to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in under four seconds. Credit: Callum Designs

“At four meters long, the Callum Skye is dramatically proportioned with a concise exterior aesthetic driven by its capabilities,” said Ian Callum. “It has been designed to exceed expectations: minimal mass, maximum capability – exceptionally usable and an absolute joy to drive.”

More details, including pricing and availability, are expected to be released next spring. Those who want to get their hands on the multi-terrain electric vehicle can register for updates via the company website.