The HTT Plethore is developed and produced by HTT Automobile in Quebec, Canada. It is Canadian’s first supercar with its prototype being showcased at the 2007 Montreal International Auto Show under the name “Locus Plethore.”
The Plethore debuted on February 16, 2011 on CBC’s The Dragon’s Den. It was pitched as Canada’s first supercar and the company was asking for a $1.5M investment. W. Brett Wilson and Robert Herjavec offered a partnership of $1 million, $500,000 in loans and the rights to three Plethores at cost along with the first vehicle sold in Canada.
On the test drive, the transmission failed and the partnership along with it. An unidentified party has supplied the financing and six to seven Plethores per year are planned to be produced with six already sold.
HTT plans to build a total of 99 Plethores.
The Plethore gets its power from a 6.2-L supercharged V-8 producing 750 hp and 655 lb-ft of torque. Two optional engines are available, one produces 1,100 hp and the other 1,300 hp. The mid-engine is matched to a six-speed Tremec manual transmission that drives the rear wheels.
With the carbon fiber body and chassis, the vehicle is extremely light, only weighing 2,401 pounds, but also rigid enough to handle the hp output of the high performance engine.
Image Caption: The HTT Plethore. Credit: Flickr autobot/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.0)