Dubuc Motors has announced that its $125,000 or so electric sports car, the Tomahawk, is now scheduled for production in 2018, complete with 0-60 mph time in 2 seconds*.
The Tomahawk is to be equipped with a 100 kWh lithium-ion battery pack (apparently good for 370 miles of range), as well as four electric motors enabling AWD ... and 800 hp/1,000 ft lb of torque peak.
Those numbers are even better than was previously announced (perhaps pressure from the updated Tesla Model S P100DL and NIO EP9), and not at bad for a 2+2 car.
The only question is whether Dubuc Motors will be able to deliver on its promises** (see below).
"The Tomahawk's wide body design and sharp aggressive lines commands power with an impressive 0-60 in 2 seconds, making it one of the fastest cars in the world. Dubuc Motors, the company bringing this insane sports car to market announced today a glimpse of the specifications for its new 2018 model which will be produced in the thousands of units appropriately intended for a niche market within the luxury segment.
With a host of innovative technologies and a refined look from its prototype, the production model will be a force to be reckoned with as much for its breathtaking acceleration as for its convenience for daily commuting. A carbon fiber body and chassis dress the Tomahawk while the scissor doors invigorate its exotic look on the outside, the opulence of the interior invites comfort and connectivity in a sleek cabin along with an extra row of seats to appreciate the experience.
"We are pushing the envelope in terms of what is possible in the automotive industry to create a wow experience for our customers every time they get behind the wheel" says co founder Mike Kakogiannakis. The four motors supplying demented acceleration are independently coupled to each wheel for a balanced traction that can be used in either race or street mode depending on the senses evoked, promising an appealing alternative for bachelors and modern families alike. "
Dubuc Tomahawk prototype from 2014
**To finance the project, Dubuc Motors seeks for investors:
"The company has an ongoing crowdfunding IPO underway and have already welcomed hundreds of investors in support of their product launch.
- 800 Horsepower
- 1000 Pounds-feet of torque
- 0-60 mph in 2 seconds when in Race Mode, 4 seconds in Street mode
- 1.2 G-force in cornering
- 100 kWh, lithium-ion battery
- 370 Mile range
- Lightweight Carbon Fiber Body
- Lightweight Carbon Fiber Chassis
- All-wheel drive
- Four electric motors
- 2+2 seating
- Four leather racing seats
- Leather and carbon fiber surfaces
- Onboard computer
- Live 360 degree camera
- Front and rear cargo area
- Active safety technologies
- Collision avoidance and automatic emergency braking
- Even weight distribution of 50% in the front and 50% at the rear
- Length 188"
- Wheelbase 110"
- Width 80"
- Height 47,5"