A Dubuc super light car is shining brightly in the eyes of excited car enthusiasts this week, as the name of this stunning vehicle — the 2014 model is known as the Tomahawk — is being prepped for its first unveiling in January of next year. Made under the helm of a Canadian firm and at a reasonable $30,000 in expected sum costs, this sleek sports model is trending today for both its look and its price, apparently. CarBuzz shares what we know so far about the recently revealed Tomahawk this Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.
The Dubuc super light car is what’s known as a kit car for its at-home construction but lower price and lightweight design. It will be making its shining premiere in front of car fans just next month, at the 2014 Montreal Auto Show.
Drivers excited about getting their hands on the steering wheel will need to keep in mind that some work at home is required to get this budget-friendly vehicle. The basic package for the Dubuc super light car — only essentially including a rustproof frame body — stands at just under $20,000. From that point on, however, it only needs the necessary installation of certainly mechanical components. In an expected 250 hours under skilled hands, it can be completed — a feat which Dubuc says is a real milestone for many kit cars currently out on the market.
It’s thought that in total, investors will be putting roughly $30,000 into this car for the literal sum of its parts. According to the buzz on this lightweight, bright racer:
“The Tomahawk features a 300-pound aluminum monocoque frame, bonded and bolted, with a lightweight polymer body. It includes steering wheel support, pre-pierced holes for wires and hoses, and a custom two-seater cabin, which can comfortably seat a driver as tall as 6'3" and weighing 275 pounds. The complete kit also includes doors that open at a 75-degree angle, panels for the door innards and dashboard, a DOT-approved windshield, a transparent targa roof, and side mirrors.”
“At less than 2,000 pounds fully completed, the Tomahawk should offer performance comparable with many modern sports cars. There’s no mention of what type of engine fits best in the car, but Dubuc states that an electric drive system will soon be available. The company is currently designing control systems and other requirements for an electric drive system exclusive to the Tomahawk.”
If you want to get your hands on a Dubuc super light car, the Canadian firm is already welcoming orders, and deliveries are set to start sometime in 2014, so get your engines ready.