How about an extended range electric sports car featuring 2+2 seating and all-wheel drive?
A company called Dubuc Motors SLC, based out of Montreal, in the Canadian province of Quebec, bets the market is ready for such a creation.
While the description may in some ways make you think of the BMW i8, this project named Tomahawk, is said by Dubuc to be totally original.
Not lacking confidence – though lacking in significant detail – Dubuc started its press release announcing this car in audacious terms:
The Tomahawk is ready to revolutionize the world as the first and only all electric sports car offering an extended range. Where mechanics and software unite and function continuously in perfect unison, creating a new generation of green cars. The much awaited 2 + 2 seater AWD will include the best automotive technologies driving the latest software applications to complement the ecstasy that awaits. Furthermore allowing programs to update and detect or troubleshoot problematic issues in real time.
The company says in 2016 it will unveil the 2017 Tomahawk and showcase alongside of it a taxi vehicle. A utility model will also be derived from this platform and powertrain found under the Tomahawk sports car.
Dubuc added the Tomahawk is expected to retail for under $100,000 U.S. dollars.
Nothing however is yet known of the powertrain or technology that will be used to power this sports car.
Notwithstanding, the electric sports car is said by Dubuc to offer incredible performances with an acceleration of 0-60 mph in just over three seconds with a top speed of 140 mph.
The goal is to have the Tomahawk reach a range of 275 miles.
The company added it intends on introducing another first in the industry making all of its vehicles come standard with an adjustable height air suspension.
The all aluminum-built Tomahawk has been designed by Dubuc to accommodate people up to 6 foot 5 and 275 lbs with a luxurious interior cab forward design and a customizable dashboard setting.
As with most such projects, there is a catch: Dubuc explained it is now seeking investors for the production of its electric vehicles and recently listed their business on famed angel website platforms making it public to a pool of investors.
“We are at the forefront of something huge! Millions of dollars in grants from the government are available, it’s the perfect time to invest” said co-founder and COO Mike Kakogiannakis.