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Friday, January 29, 2016

Dubuc Tomahawk EV Supercar Claims 0-60 MPH in 3 Seconds


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Back in 2014, a small startup from Quebec, Canada announced ambitious plans: to build an all-wheel drive, all-electric sports car that could rival some of the world’s best known performance machines. That company was Dubuc Motors, and that car was this—the Tomahawk
Fast forward to 2016 and the company is still pushing to make that dream a reality. In fact, the performance figures have only grown taller. The Tomahawk EV, expected to be ready by 2017, is pegged to dash from naught to 60 mph in three seconds, hit a top speed of 160 mph, and notch a driving distance of 300 miles. Check out the video below for a quick primer on Dubuc’s ambitions.

Is it vaporware, or is it perhaps something more? Interestingly, that may be up to the general public. The company recently took to crowdfund platform Start Engine to finance production of the Tomahawk, which comes to a steep $25 million.

The car’s exterior design may be polarizing, but if the performance figures hold up, it could be quite the sportster. At its core, the Dubuc Tomahawk readies a pair of electric motors (one in front, one in back), which whisk the vehicle around via a single speed transmission. At each corner, an air-suspension plies the wheels into the road. No word on the types of batteries or other systems that live onboard.


The final car is said to sport scissor doors, advanced collision warnings, 360-degree cameras, and a touchscreen control panel. Like the sound of that? $5,000 reserves you a car, though it’ll take a whopping $110,000 for the whole kit and caboodle in 2017.
Don’t like the sound of that? There’s always the ravishing Detroit Electric SP:01, which may or may not arrive on US shores. A new Tesla Roadster is also confirmed to be in the works, and on schedule to arrive in 2019.

Photos: Dubuc Motors