In January at the Montreal International Auto Show, visitors will have the opportunity to see the Tomahawk for the first time. The Tomahawk is a two-seater, mid-engine sports car, fully designed and developed in Québec by Dubuc SuperLightCar (SLC).
The Tomahawk is also a kit car that you can assemble yourself. Moreover, Dubuc SuperLightCar intends to become the reference and a leader in this corner of the industry, which experienced its heyday in the US during the 1970s and 1980s.
Aesthetically, the high-performance sports coupe made me think about the BMW i8, including its doors which open at an angle of 75 degrees.
The complete set includes:
- A monocoque aluminum chassis;
- Bodywork using lightweight polymer materials;
- A Targa roof;
- DOT-approved Windshield;
- Vertically-opening doors ;
- Bucket seats, a dashboard and a center console .
Note that the chassis has been designed to be able to use the suspension and steering of a C4 Chevrolet Corvette. The ergonomic cockpit can accommodate a 6ft 3in adult weighing up to 275 pounds with ease.
The set sells for $19,995.
Mr. Dubuc is skilled with his hands and can assemble a Tomahawk in 250 hours at a total cost of around $30,000.
The Tomahawk can be powered by a gasoline or electric motor. The company is currently in talks with TM4 in order to test their electric motors. If it’s used in the Tomahawk, the car would become 100% made in Quebec.