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Callum Skye: off-road sports car to debut in London this week

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The Callum Skye, the first vehicle developed fully in-house by Ian Callum’s eponymous design consultancy, will make its public debut this week at Concours on Savile Row.

The electric Skye is intended to ‘offer a rewarding driving experience both off- and on-road’ and aimed at ‘discerning adventurers’. Its goal is to travel well beyond the genteel streets of Mayfair.

Revealed online last year, this is a first opportunity to see the Skye in the metal. The compact 4×4 is powered by a 42kWh battery with an anticipated range of 170 miles. An optional ultra-fast charging battery can offer a full top-up in less than 10 minutes.

Skye’s the limit

Callum Skye

The Skye itself is rather rapid, too. Callum says it can hit 60mph from a standstill in less than 4.0 seconds, partly thanks to a kerb weight of just 1,150kg.

Order books for the ‘exclusive low-volume production run’ are open now, with prices starting from £80,000. Both on- and off-road variants will be offered, with further information on exact specifications due later this year.

Ian Callum is one of the most celebrated car designers of the modern era. He began his career at Ford before progressing to become Jaguar’s director of design in 1999 – a position he held for 20 years.

Highlights from his career thus far include the Aston Martin DB7, Ford Puma (the original Fiesta-based coupe), Jaguar XF and Jaguar C-X75 hypercar.

Building on Callum’s legacy

Callum Skye

Callum the company turns five years old next month. Its first project was to remaster another of its founder’s classic designs – realised as the Aston Martin Vanquish 25 by Callum.

The Vanquish was a British alternative to a high-end restomod Porsche 911. Just 25 examples were made at a cost of £350,000, plus a donor car.

You can ee the Callum Skye at Concours on Savile Row, London, from 22-23 May 2024. The event is free to attend, with no tickets required.

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