Quebec is fertile ground for creative undertakings. In fact, Canada’s French-speaking province is chock-full of talented mechanics. The proof is in the Campagna Motors T-Rex, as well as the LP400, Tomahawk and many others! To mark Quebec’s National Holiday, let’s take a look at some of the province’s most celebrated automotive achievements.
Dubuc Motors Tomahawk Dubuc Motors is a Quebec-based manufacturer best known for the Tomahawk, which it introduced at the 2014 Auto Show. The firm has set its sights on an ambitious target: to develop an affordable high-performance electric vehicle made entirely in Quebec. For more than a decade, creators Mario Dubuc and Mike Kakogiannakis have been building a 2+2 car with 600 kilometres of range and the ability to blast to 100 km/h in two seconds using four electric engines that pump 800 horsepower and 1000 lbs.-ft. of torque. Impressive, isn’t it? The Tomahawk will be available for less than $150,000 and will even be able to accommodate passengers who are more than six feet tall!
Campagna T-Rex Campagna is another great example of Quebec’s advanced engineering capabilities. After more than two decades, the company behind the T-Rex (the three-wheeler powered by a motorbike engine) has been through several financial crises! However, the company has enjoyed steady growth in the past 10 years. Since partnering with BMW, its speed machines have been equipped with the Bavarian manufacturer’s engines, a decision that brought down production costs considerably. What’s more, the T-Rex is easy to spot thanks to its 295/35ZR18 oversized rear tire.
Lachute Performance LP400 Lachute Performance, a company located in the suburbs outside the city of Lachute, specializes in modifying performance cars and in making specialized parts, such as exhaust pipes. They are especially known for the celebrated LP400 and the LP400R (the race version), both of which are turbocharged Subaru WRX STIs. According to Le Guide de l’auto,
Can-Am Spyder Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), a company based in Valcourt in the Eastern Townships, is no small operation. They employ tens of thousands of people and distribute products to hundreds of countries. Recently, BRP and its Can-Am brand launched the Spyder, a three-wheeler that looks like a summer snowmobile.