Saturday, July 21, 2007
Locus, new Quebec-based company, is aiming to fly the flag for Canadian carmaking with a self-developed new supercar called the Plethore. This new supercar concept revives the three-seat interior layout seen in the McLaren F1, with the driver taking a central position and two passengers sitting a little further behind. It’s meant to give everyone an optimum view out, as well as allowing for space for three adults up to six foot six in height - the ideal car for lanky Canadian ice hockey players.
The Plethore has been developed by a composite materials specialist, Luc Chartrand, and its body is all carbon fibre. It will be offered with a choice of two power outputs: an entry-level 750bhp, and a scary-sounding 1,300bhp. No further details have yet been released on the car’s powertrain but the brave can sign up now: prices start from CAN$330,000, or £155,300 at today’s favourable exchange rates.
Canada may not be known for its home-grown products but it’s actually one of the world’s most prolific car-building nations. More cars are now built in the province of Ontario than in the US state of Michigan, traditionally the heartland of American car manufacture.
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