Green driving may never be more fun than behind the wheel of this electric-powered Dubuc Tomahawk.
This Canadian start-up aims to launch the 2 + 2 sports car in 2017 for customers who place refundable $5,000 deposits now. The company doesn't say what the exact cost will be because the reservation contract is apparently not yet final, but it does estimate the car's retail value to be $110,000.
Interestingly, the company is specifically targeting professional athletes, who are known for their willingness to spend money on cars, by designing the Tomahawk with abundant cabin space for oversized drivers. This fairly overwrought video gives some glimpses of the car in motion, but not a ton of information is served up with the high-speed hyperbole.
So for about the price of a Tesla Model S P90D, you can cruise in this sleek two door coupe. Dubuc provides few technical details, so we don't know how powerful the electric motor is or how large the battery pack is, but they do say its driving range is 300 miles.
The Tomahawk accelerates to 60 mph in just 3 seconds, which is comparable to the Model S or a Dodge Hellcat, and it tops out at 160 mph. Dubuc's entry is just the latest in a flashy spate of proposed electric sports cars, including the Renovo Coupe, Quant F, Technicar Lavinia, and Rimac Concept_One.
The Tomahawk is all aluminum, and sticks to the road with all-wheel drive for all-season security. As Tesla does, the company promises periodic software updates for the car. Dubuc also promises a GPS navigation system, but no word on whether it is pre-programmed to help pro jocks locate the nearest velvet-roped nightclubs in every city.