There is no doubt Canada is one of the best countries in the world and although Canada is famed for its Mounties, lumberjacks, hockey players and wide range of wildlife it has never been a place associated with building supercars. However, this may start to change with the Plethore LC-750.
The Plethore is the masterpiece of St. Eustache, Quebec based HTT Technologies and designer Luc Chartrand. The three-seater – which was declared street legal in October 2010 – puts the driver seated in the middle of the car, with room for two passengers slightly set back from the centre seat.
It is powered by a 7.0-litre supercharged aluminum V8 taken from the ZR-1 Corvette that delivers an awesome 750 horsepower and 655 lb of torque. The carbon-fibre Plethore weighs in at just 1150kg – about the same as an Mazda Miata – so performance is of supercar status – 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and a top speed of an earth shattering 247 MPH, thanks to a racecar-like power-to-weight ratio of more than 0.6 horsepower per kilogram. Power is delivered to the road through an electronically controlled 6-speed gearbox, giving the driver the choice between a conventional shift lever and Formula One™-style paddle shifters.
HTT Technologies is currently in full production mode and has been delivering its first cars – throughout 2011 and 2012. However, with a sticker price of approx $795,000 CAD the market is very small to say the least. Nevertheless, the owners of HTT hope to build the business so one day they are taking approx 50 orders per year.
With its Lambo style doors and true supercar design and appearance the Plethore LC-750 certainly looks the part and we wish HTT technologies all the best on selling these globally.
However, what’s with the name?