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

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

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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