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Quebec firm set to debut locally-made kit car at Montreal Auto Show

Dubuc Super Light Car Tomahawk to feature aluminum moncoque frame, lightweight polymer body

December 3, 2013  by Canadian Manufacturing Daily Staff

MONTREAL—A Quebec firm plans to unveil a new lightweight kit car built entirely in that province at the upcoming Montreal International Auto Show.

According to Dubuc Super Light Car, it will unveil the Tomahawk two-seater at the show in Montreal in January, showcasing the extremely lightweight roadster at the first Canadian auto show of the year.

Priced at $19,995, the complete Tomahawk kit includes an aluminum frame, polymer body, 75-degree angle Lamborghini-style doors, door panels, dashboard, console, seats, a DOT-approved windshield, a see-through Targa roof and side mirrors.

Weighing in at only 300 lbs., the Tomahawk’s aluminum moncoque frame comes bonded and bolted and built to accept Chevrolet Corvette C4 (1984-96) suspension components.


The kit doesn’t include any mechanical components, but Quebec City-based Dubuc says the mid-range Tomahawk is built to run on any gas- or electric-powered engine.

All told, a completed Tomahawk will tip the scales at a svelt 2,000 lbs., according to Dubuc, and come in at a total cost of around $30,000 and up with complete powertrain components.

Dubuc says an experienced builder can put a Tomahawk together in about 250 hours.

The firm also said it is in talks with Quebec-based electric motor maker TM4 to test designs and control systems for the Tomahawk, which could result in an electric car entirely designed and built in Quebec.

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