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Canadian supercar may get debut at 2018 CES

Investment opportunities now available for AWD electric Tomahawk

Published: February 24, 2017, 4:30 PM
Updated: November 21, 2021, 3:18 PM

Dubuc Tomahawk

Looks like the long awaited Canadian all electric supercar is scheduled to be unveiled at the 2018 CES in Las Vegas, if investment goes according to plan.

The Tomahawk 2-plus-2 coupe has been approved by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to start taking investments and its builder, Quebec’s Dubuc Motors, is soliciting potential US and international investors for the radically sexy new car on its website (https://dubucmotors.com/). You can also reserve one there.

Aside from the aerodynamic and muscular profile, the all-wheel drive Tomahawk features a reported driving range of 595 km (thanks to a 100-kWh lithium ion battery), and is capable of launching to 100 km/h in about three seconds — not the fastest time for a sports coupe (not even for an electric car) but impressive none the less — thanks to electric motors on each axle (and torque vectoring to send torque to which ever wheel can use it during handling exercises). For energy savings, headlights, running lights and taillights are all LED.

Ride and handling is entrusted to a double wishbone set up, with air suspension capable of raising or lowering the car two inches (between 101 and 152 mm of ground clearance).

The body is made of lightweight carbon fibre and aluminum, but it’s still not a lightweight, tipping the scales at nearly two tonnes (1,927 kg). Measuring 4,775 mm long by 2,032 wide, its footprint is roughly equal to that of a Ford Mustang, though it’s wheelbase is slightly longer (2,794 mm compared to Mustang’s 2,720) and it sits about seven inches lower (at 1,207 mm vs. 1,381, respectively). It rides on 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels.

The roof is glass, and scissor doors let occupants into the interior, which seats them in four sport leather seats. And to allow them to bring along stuff, there are cargo areas front and rear.

Included on the equipment list are the usual items you’d expect in modern high-tech cars — touchscreen infotainment controls, full onboard connectivity (including Wi-Fi), 360-degree camera and dual zone climate control, to name just a few. It also has a full suite of driving aids, including front collision avoidance with automatic braking.