America’s friendliest neighbor is about to release its first electric car.
Quebec-based Dubuc Motors has officially announced production of the Tomahawk, a lightweight, 2+2 electric sports car due in 2017.
We should let you know right off the bat that this is a kit car, so if you’re hoping for a plug and play weekend warrior, this probably isn’t it.
Once you’ve fused it all together, though, it looks like quite the vehicle.
The Tomahawk is a pretty thing (besides the dreadful interior), with design references from some of the world’s biggest automakers. There are shades of the Porsche Carrera GT from the rear, while the front evokes images of Mazda’s Kodo design language. There’s even a bit of Lotus Evora in there from the side, however we think it might look a bit better in one solid color.
The sports car features two motors, all-wheel drive, and the ability to accelerate from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds. It tops out at 140 mph and can also travel up to 275 miles.
If you think that sounds awfully similar to Tesla’s P85D, that’s no accident.
Dubuc Motors described itself as “Tesla’s cousin” in the Tomahawk press release, presenting “a new offspring” in the highly popular electric market.
The company released a preview video for the aluminum speedster last month, which reveals that the car is actually made from recycled matter. It starts out a bit like a 1990’s workout program, but does show several shots of the car on the move.
According to the Canadian firm, the Tomahawk will cost “under $100,000” when it’s released in 2017. The manufacturer is currently seeking investors for the project, and plans to introduce a taxi next year.