Speaking at this morning's announcement about the joint-venture with Renault, Caterham boss Tony Fernandes revealed his intentions to turn the bespoke marquee into a proper Porsche competitor.

Speaking at this morning's announcement about the joint-venture with Renault to build the new Alpine sports car, Caterham boss Tony Fernandes revealed his intentions to turn the bespoke marque into a proper Porsche competitor.

According to Fernandes, his ultimate goal is to turn Caterham into a mainstream brand that offers "SUVs, city cars, [or] whatever the market wants.” He added, “There is a long way to go, but we can see a day when we’d like to have a true halo car.”

A supercar would be a natural expansion of the company's lineup, but it remains unclear how mainstream models would be accepted. There's also the issue of platforms and a limited dealership network, but those are problems that could be resolved in the coming years.

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