Kit cars are nothing new, companies have been producing reproductions of vehicles that are no longer made and original designs for years. A new kit car is being teased that will make its official debut at the Montreal International Auto Show next year. The car is called the Tomahawk and promises supercar style and performance on a budget.
The car is a two-seat sports car with a central engine entirely designed and manufactured in Quebec City by Dubuc Super Light Car (SLC). The manufacturer of the kit car says that it can be built about eight times faster than comparable vehicles. One of the hallmarks of the Tomahawk design is that it is based on a 300-pound aluminum monocoque frame.
The frame is bonded and bolted to lightweight polymer body. The kit car is designed to use Corvette C4 suspension components. The body also has steering wheel support, pre-pierced holes for wires and hoses, and an ergonomically designed cockpit. The cockpit was designed to comfortably hold drivers up to 6'3" and 275 pounds.
The kit includes doors that open at a 75-degree angle, door panels, dashboard, console, seats, and a DOT approved windshield. It also has a see through targa top and side mirrors. The car claims to be less than 2000 pounds when completely finished. The body and frame kit will sell for $19995. The engine and suspension come from a Corvette. The company says that a finished version can cost as little as $30000. Total build time is said to be 250 hours.