For those looking to own a piece of a supercar without having to burn their pockets, a new Canadian kit-car manufacturer may have the answer.
Dubuc Super Light Cars, a straightforward name for a company if there ever was one, has officially unveiled the Tomahawk, a mid-engine kit car that looks the part of a sports car, albeit one that comes in a 2,000-pound package.
According to Dubuc SLC, the Tomahawk will come with a lightweight polymer body and a 300-pound aluminum monocoque. Both components have been bonded and bolted together, ensuring that the car’s overall dimensions aren’t compromised by the infusion of the two parts.
From there, prospective customers will have the choice of dropping any type of engine they want on the bay, including a gas engine or an electric motor. The suspension setup was developed using components from a C4-generation Chevrolet Corvette .
Owing itself to looking like a bonafide sports car , the Tomahawk also comes with a number of sporty components, highlighted by doors that actually open at a 75-degree angle. Even as a kit car, this bad boy also has door panels, an ergonomically-designed cockpit, a dashboard, console seats, a see-through Targa roof, side mirrors, and a DOT-approved windshield.
Given the dimensions of the cockpit, Dubuc SLC says that the Tomahawk can accommodate a wide range of body types, even somebody who’s 6’3" and weighs 275 pounds.
The Dubuc SLC is scheduled to make its debut at the Montreal International Auto Show this coming January. Once it goes on sale, the body and the frame kit will be priced at CAD$19,995, which is a little under USD$19,000 based on current exchange rates. All in all, the price for a complete bid is estimated to be around CAD$30,000, or somewhere in the USD$ 28,000 range.
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Dubuc SLC Tomahawk - In Detail
A striking interior that shows this kit car is intended for sporty driving, nothing more and nothing less. That’s our kinda car!
A diving front end, fender0-mounted headlights and those bad-ass doors make this kit a force to be reckoned with.
That back end looks like Fisker Karma, meets Lotus Elise, meets Porsche 918. And that’s nothing short of pure awesomeness in our opinion!
Gallery Dubuc SLC Tomahawk
Kit car enthusiasts attending the 2014 Montreal International Auto Show will have the opportunity to discover the Tomahawk, a cutting-edge two-seat sports automobile with a central engine, entirely designed and manufactured in Quebec City by Dubuc Super Light Car (SLC). With the unveiling of the Tomahawk, which can be assembled approximately eight times faster than comparable vehicles, Dubuc SLC launches a serious bid to become a reference and a leader in the kit car industry.
The Dubuc SLC Tomahawk features a 300-lbs aluminum monocoque frame, bonded and bolted, with an ultra-light polymer body, ready to receive a Corvette C4 suspension components. It includes steering wheel support, pre-pierced holes for wires and hoses, and an ergo-dynamically designed cockpit, which can comfortably sit a 6’3", 275-lbs driver.
The complete kit also includes doors that open at a 75-degree angle, door panels, dashboard, console, seats, a DOT-approved windshield, a see-through Targa roof and side mirrors. With a size close to a Lamborghini and the weight of a Lotus, the Tomahawk delivers a perfect weight-performance ratio. At less than 2000 lbs fully completed, the sleek kit car drives and brakes like a sports vehicle.
The complete rustproof body and frame kit is offered at $19,995 and requires only the installation of mechanical components, usually recycled from a retired automobile. Whereas the process to assemble a typical kit car might require between 1500 and 2000 hours, a skilled individual can build a Tomahawk in 250 hours, for a total budget of $30,000 and more.
The Tomahawk is perfectly suited for an electric or gasoline engine. The company is currently in talks with TM4 to test designs and control systems, which would result in an electric car entirely designed and built in Quebec.
At the 2014 Montreal International Auto Show, the Tomahawk will be displayed in proximity to prestigious luxury automobiles. As of November 2013 over 100,000 people had viewed the ad on E-Bay.