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This is developed in Quebec by HHT Locus Technologies, with a 8.2-liter GM-sourced V8.

Production should run to 400 with the cost of approx C$330,000.

Photogallery here.
 

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Hhmm, looks okay from what I can see off it :)
 

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Hmmm....plenty of similar lines in there, I see McLaren front, Diablo sides and Enzo rear, the wide rear wheels remind me of a 70's DeTomaso Pantera, Still a nice looking car. ;)

That's the trouble with a new design today, avoiding or trying to avoid what's already been done, you have to be very radical but in doing so many spoil the look.

I'd still have one though. :D
 

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That's the trouble with a new design today, avoiding or trying to avoid what's already been done, you have to be very radical but in doing so many spoil the look.
Fair point!

I think Ferrari has gone the slightly radical look with the Scaglietti and 599 (and clearly with the Enzo) and it has partially worked.
 

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....yes the Scaglietti is a bit iffy from the front IMO, the side, rear 3/4 view, and rear are great but I think the face lets it down.
I know I'm really fickle with the styling issue, I look at a new model and think :eek: that looks great and then 6 months later I don't like it (159 as an example, sorry :( ). Then I see something else which doesn't really appeal to me but 6 months later I'm loving it :inlove:
Can't work myself out most of the time. :D
 

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I don't know anything more about it than I read in the papers and that has been slim pickings.

http://72.14.205.104/search?q=cache:icuxx6IuM-UJ:www.globeauto.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061227.wh-buzz28/GAStory/specialGlobeAuto/?tag=auto+"Locus+Plethore"&hl=en&gl=ca&ct=clnk&cd=1

The company's website:
http://www.locussupercar.com/

There might be more buzz if the car is displayed at the Toronto Auto Show. Personally, I'd love to know how many tax payers dollars have gone into developing it.
--Toronto
 

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:cheese: could they not find a larger engine:cheese: 8.2 litres is daft, why do north american companies need twice as much capacity for half the power of european marques?
 

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:cheese: could they not find a larger engine:cheese: 8.2 litres is daft, why do north american companies need twice as much capacity for half the power of european marques?
Simple, because they can get away with it! lol!
 

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Gee, I don't see anybody commenting on the 1000+hp the turbo version is supposed to produce. I think those kind of numbers can forgive a massive engine, and a bit of derivative design. ;) :D
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*notices nickname*
*takes atlas*
*gets a cough fit because of the dust*
*looks up Quebec*
*looks op Toronto*
*tries to make the brain work*
;)

For what its worth, I appreciate smaller manufacturers taking up the glove.
Having worked with big sportscar manufacturers I am very unimpressed by the job some are doing.

But personally I prefer the light and nimble Exige, M3CSL much above the Veyron, M5, AMG powertrain type of cars.
 

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Well as you can tell, I didn't make the initial post, I was just asked to fill in a few details, on the assumption that I was familiar with the subject.

For the record, I don't have any personal feelings about the car one way or the other. I haven't seen it in person, don't know anything about the guy designing it, etc. Generally, however, I'm a sceptic. I tend to doubt the quality of things that don't have a proven track record, or that I haven'be been able to check out personally (or by proxy through people whose opinions I trust).

I'm not the biggest supercar fan in the world. Just because something puts out stupid numbers or costs enough to bankrupt small countries, it doesn't mean I'm dying to have it in my garage. On the other hand, I have absolutely nothing against a good looking, fast, superb handling, well-designed car, no matter what category it is in -- roadster, supercar, touring car, sedan, etc. Each has its own place and its own purpose.

I only made the comments I did because I find it funny that a bunch of car guys -- guys who remap to get 10 or 15 extra horsepower, and guys who extoll the glory of six (that's right, a whopping six whole cylinders! ;) :lol: ) are only talking about how the car looks, just like a bunch of teenage girls looking at a fashion magazine. I mean isn't the power and the engine at least half the point of supercars? Yes I know they're just buying crated GMs and using them as a starting point, but if they can get the performance promised from those engines and at the price point being suggested, then maybe they're doing something right. Quick, do a conversion of Canadian dollars to pounds or Euros, and that price will start to look pretty cheap on a monetary unit per horsepower basis.

Sure I've got a bit of nationalistic pride working. It would be nice to see a Canuck car company actually produce a good car. We don't have many native companies left here. Most were bought out ages ago by the Americans. The few we've got left are like this one -- small, speciality manufacturers -- and they barely produce any product. I can't say I've ever seen, for example, an Allard in person, and I wouldn't even guess at how many have been sold (although I'd be in complete shock if it was more than "dozens").

On the other hand, some Canadian companies (and Quebec manufacturers in particular) have a talent for prying open the pursestrings of governments and living on what is really public welfare (hence my comments in an earlier post). Wondering what portion of the bill I'm personally footing does a lot to quell any strong nationalistic feelings I might have.

I'm a pretty straight forward shooter. If I like (or dislike) something I usually say. I also try to make my biases clear. So if my posts are essentially neutral (as has been the case on this thread) it's because I really don't have any feelings on the matter one way or the other, and not because I'm playing games, waving a flag, or trying to convert the uneducated EU masses. ;)
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Toronto Spider said:
Generally, however, I'm a sceptic. I tend to doubt the quality of things that don't have a proven track record, or that I haven'be been able to check out personally (or by proxy through people whose opinions I trust).
I can follow that.

Toronto Spider said:
I have absolutely nothing against a good looking, fast, superb handling, well-designed car, no matter what category it is in -- roadster, supercar, touring car, sedan, etc. Each has its own place and its own purpose.
True.

Toronto Spider said:
I only made the comments I did because I find it funny that a bunch of car guys are only talking about how the car looks, just like a bunch of teenage girls looking at a fashion magazine.
Touché :lol:

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I mean isn't the power and the engine at least half the point of supercars?
Yes, but personally I dont like it when it seems to become 99% the point of supercar.
Not saying it is with this one, but think Koenigsegg and Veyron ...

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Quick, do a conversion of Canadian dollars to pounds or Euros, and that price will start to look pretty cheap on a monetary unit per horsepower basis.
Honestly, Im not too bothered if its very out of range or very very out of range.
The supercars I get to enjoy all cost the same to me as they belong to friends :D
Seeing the quality some manufacturers deliver Id rather see another car more expensive with excellent build quality.

Toronto Spider said:
Sure I've got a bit of nationalistic pride working.
Nothing wrong with that, as long as it isnt as bad as the, you know who, yes them :eek:


Toronto Spider said:
I'm a pretty straight forward shooter. If I like (or dislike) something I usually say. I also try to make my biases clear. So if my posts are essentially neutral (as has been the case on this thread) it's because I really don't have any feelings on the matter one way or the other, and not because I'm playing games, waving a flag, or trying to convert the uneducated EU masses. ;)
Well and clearly said.
And so Im also able to deduct my atlas joke didnt go down badly or you would have said. I didnt need it anyway since I know the Quebec Nordiques and Toronto Maple Leafs ;)
 
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