Motoring Weekly seems to have a habit of finding Canada’s “first” supercar - which suggests to me that all the developers of these cars do not know much about their own local industry! Over the past couple of months we have written about the MCV CH4 and the De Macross GT1, both of which claimed the title of being first. Here’s another: the HTT Plethore, and like the other two, there appears to be just a few in existence which is possibly more than the De Macross or MCV. The HTT was launched back in 2007 as the Locus Plethore LC-750 at the Montreal Auto Show and it’s styling was heavily influenced by the Ferrari 430, with scissor doors from the Lamborghini styling book and three seats copied from McLaren. It was powered by a 6.2 litre V8, which was sourced from Chevrolet and was also supercharged. The 750 in the name appears to have come from the power output. As an aside, it is often quite clear where a motor comes from when you read about these low volumes cars. If the motor is … [Read More...]
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