• Jan 19, 2007


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The centerpiece of the 2007 Montreal auto show was supposed to be the Plethore, a supercar being developed in Quebec by HHT Locus Technologies. As we reported previously, the car nicknamed "the Quebec Bomb" employs carbon fiber construction and an 8.2-liter V8 to produce a high power-to-weight ratio driving from behind a three-passenger cabin with a center-line driving position, an innovative layout employed in the record-shattering McLaren F1 supercar (and in a 1966 Ferrari 365 P prototype), but not replicated since.

Unfortunately, as is often the case with such ambitious projects, the car was far from ready to be unveiled when the auto show opened. Instead, designer Luc Chartrand and company took the wraps off a non-functioning pre-production prototype, essentially a mock-up for display purposes. Next to the prototype they displayed the 8.2-liter GM-sourced V8 that is anticipated to propel the Plethore to mind-boggling speeds, if and when it finally gets rolling.

Locus Technologies anticipates its creation will be ready for delivery in the fall, when a limited annual run of no more than 400 will each sell for $330,000 CDN. They can call it the Plethore, the Quebec Bomb or whatever they'd like... we'll call it blind ambition.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      from the front it looks like the illegitmate lovechild of a Ferrari F430 and a '99 Dodge Intrepid
      • 8 Years Ago
      Locus ,nice Sportscar.If they want to sale this one in
      Germany ,change the name.Locus is a nickname for toilet!!!
      Stefan
      • 8 Years Ago
      Anyone remember the Yamaha OX99-11? Single place supercar. Three made but thanks to the Japanese economy taking a dive in the early nineties, it got canned before going into production. It always looked like McLaren got their inspiration from it.
      ERKman
      • 7 Years Ago
      I am one that would like to see this car produced. North America has no Exotic/Super Car representative except the Saleen S7 and the Mosler MT900 and who knows if either of those cars will ever be produced in enough quantity to truly represent themselves. I think this Canadian SuperCar looks better than anything realistically available today. ERKo
      • 8 Years Ago
      Still wonder where the windshield comes from as it's not likely they would have one custom made.

      Chris.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks like a Ferrari 360 and McLaren F1 mated and this is their kid, looks nice though.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I have the same fuel door grafted onto my Golf, it's an Audi TT part. Not too inventive for a car of such limited status and supposed wealthy clientele. Then again the Spyker had sawtooth edges on its front grill that looked like a hacksaw was used.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Dodge viper meets Michael Keaton's batmobile. Thumbs up!

      You just have to remember the horsepower conversion from Canadian to American - it's not gonna be as powerful when you drive it to the States.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is one of the best looking supercars I've seen in a while--too many in recent years have been designed from a "hey, look at me" outlandindsh mindset. This is a subtle, respectable change of pace.

      That said, there is a lot of recent Ferrari influence in the design. I see it in the front air intakes, but it's really obvious in the taillights.

      I hope they do build it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It looks good...but so do a lot of other cars.
      • 8 Years Ago
      a sports car with muscle, nice.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The ass (the back in case I am censured) is fantastic.
      A bit 348GTOesque.
      But the front... I see a pissed off Intrepid...

      The interior is so far from finish. That's a bit deceptive....
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