Canadian car manufacturer Dubuc Motors has announced its Tomahawk, an electric sports car with some incredible specifications: most notably, a 0-60 time of just 2 seconds. To put that into perspective, that’s faster than the likes of Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Bugatti. The Tesla Model S with the top level “Ludicrous Plus” option accelerates in 2.3 seconds. In fact, the proposed electric vehicle would only be 0.3 seconds slower than a Formula 1 car at that speed. The 2018 release date will include a $125,000+ price tag.
How exactly does the Tomahawk produce this power? The Dubuc includes four electric motors, good for 800 horsepower and 1,000 ft-lb of maximum torque. This configuration gives all-wheel drive and a very even weight distribution, a fact that lends well to the vehicle’s cornering ability. These motors are powered by a 100 kWh lithium ion battery, which the company claims lends a maximum driving range of 370 miles. I’d image to reach that level of longevity you couldn’t be testing the 0-
60 time constantly; the car offers a driving mode that slows the motors’ output down to lend more distance.
Co-founder of Dubuc Motors Mike Kakogiannakis states, “The four motors supplying demented acceleration are independently coupled to each wheel for a balanced traction that can be used in either race or street mode depending on the senses evoked, promising an appealing alternative for bachelors and modern families alike. “
The company clearly recognizes the type of performance this car holds. Some other characteristics of the Tomahawk include a carbon fiber chassis and body, 2+2 seating with all 4 being leather racing seats, 360 degree camera, active safety and crash avoidance systems, and a 50-50 weight distribution.