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Carice Mk1 is a 350 kg plastic-bodied electric Porsche 356 lookalike from The Netherlands

 Carice Mk1 is a 350 kg plastic-bodied electric Porsche 356 lookalike from The Netherlands
Carice Mk1

Weighs less than 350 kg

Unknown Dutch automaker Carice Cars has introduced the limited edition Carice Mk1 electric vehicle.

Joining Spyker, Vencer and Donkervoort, Carice Cars is another specialty marque from The Netherlands and their first product is a limited-run electric vehicle called Carice Mk1. It draws its styling cues from the classic Porsche 356 and has a body manufactured entirely from plastic. Tipping the scales at less than 350 kg (771 lbs) including the battery pack, the Carice Mk1 will be offered in two states of tune: 15 kW (20 PS) and 40 kW (54 PS). There will also be a Junior Version (for 16-year-old drivers) with just 4 kW (5.4 PS).

The Carice Mk1 features a so-called "backbone chassis" with a central single thick bar running the entire length of the car which incorporates the battery pack and grants an ideal 50:50 weight distribution.

Only ten units will be made and each will carry a starting price of 26,620 EUR (including VAT) but don't expect to get a roof because there isn't one, only a tonneau cover. For more money clients will be able to opt for a range-extending small capacity gasoline engine and there's even a hydrogen-powered version available. Order books will open on June 21.

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pzxpjy
Please build a modern day Nissan Figaro.
Jun 18, 2014 11:02 pm
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anneiv
I might have missed the point, but in terms of exterior design, how is this not directly copying another's company?
Jun 18, 2014 12:31 pm
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EdBacau
As long as the car they are copying isn't currently being produced, Porsche doesn't have a problem with other car companies building copies and replicas. But they are not allowed to label them as being Porsche cars.
Jun 19, 2014 8:14 am
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TomasramonCorrea
Fun on summer days, for those who can afford to have an extra car, just for that.
Jun 18, 2014 9:50 am
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CobraJet
With a price of 26 620 euro? That's for a 20 hp version, I presume, so 54 hp version will probably cost more than 30K euro. For that money I would look for a jenuine Porsche 356. Or for a Mazda MX-5 which costs 22 800 euro.
Jun 18, 2014 10:08 am
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911fnatic
Yeah, nice idea, but not at 26000 euros lol. Half that price and still not..
Jun 18, 2014 10:13 am
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CobraJet
Not quite. For example this one http://classiccars.com/listings/view/539283/1962-porsche-356b-for-sale-in-beverly-hills-california-90210
Jun 18, 2014 10:27 am
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