The supercar is scheduled to make its world debut at the 2009 IAA in Frankfurt, but images by Stephan Bauer have been revealed from a VIP preview of the car before flying it to Germany. A previous version had been shown at the 2007 Montreal Auto Show, back when it had the Locus Plethore nameplate.
This production Plethore features a McLaren F1 style center driving position and a very wide wheelbase even in supercar terms. The chassis and body are made of carbon fiber, while the suspension is electronically adjustable. The central driving position allows for a better feel of the car and increased "stability and driveability", as the manufacturer claims. Moreover, this allows for optional two seats to be fitted in the front, making it the world's first three-passenger supercar.
The car's visual trademark is the bat-like scissor doors that open at a wider than 90-degree angle. The body features some impressive aerodynamic parts, integrating a racy front lip and a large rear diffuser, both with the role of increasing the car's down force.
The engine behind this promising supercar is a 6.2-liter V8 developed in-house by HTT, producing 750 hp. The Plethore LC 750 weighs 2535 lbs (1150 kgs). HTT announced that it recently started taking orders for the supercar, already having some 10 cars pre-sold by now. The price for the Canadian-built supercar is around $365,000 (or $395,000 CDN).
autoevolution will be attending the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of these vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions.