Rapper Wyclef Jean has officially branched into the luxury car market with the launch of his very own electric supercar called Attucks Apex AP0.
What is Attucks Apex AP0?
Unveiled at the prestigious annual car event Amelia by Hagerty Concourse D’Elegances on March 5th, 2023 at the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island Country and Golf Course in Florida, the Attucks Apes AP0 is a co-creation of Wyclef Jean and Elo, the founder and creator of Supercar Rooms Miami — the world’s first members-only Auto Art Gallery and Curators of Automotive Interactive Experiences.
Designed by Guy Colborn in the United Kingdom, the AP0 is the first-ever African American supercar. It has a claimed top speed of 190 mph (306 km/h) and acceleration from 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds. It is powered by a 650 bhp rear-mounted electric motor with 580 Nm of torque and a 90kWh lithium-ion battery.
The aesthetic, high-performance vehicle features a front aerodynamic bodywork, which channels air underneath the car, behind the front wheels, along the body, and out below the large rear diffuser. The flat floor of the supercar exploits ground effect principles, helping to pin the vehicle to the ground for tremendous cornering ability. This is also aided by the low center of gravity provided by the 90kW floor-mounted battery pack. These features enable the AP0 to achieve a kerb weight of just 1,200kg, setting it up to be the world’s lightest electrical supercar to ever exist.
Wyclef Jean also added his own personal touches to the AP0, including an enhanced music and sound experience, which is designed to be able to read your mood and play selections of sounds and songs to best fit your mood and give you maximum driving experience. Check out the gallery below for close-up photos of the supercar’s features:
When is Attucks Apex AP0 coming out?
The AP0 doesn’t have an exact release date yet, but according to a press release announcing the launch of the supercar, it will be available for purchase sometime in the winter of 2024.
How much is Attucks Apex AP0?
The Attucks Apex AP0 will have a starting unit price of $350,000.
Who is Wyclef Jean?
Wyclef Jean is a Haitian rapper, musician, and actor. He immigrated to the U.S. with his family when he was 9. He first achieved fame as a member of the New Jersey hip-hop group the Fugees, alongside Lauryn Hill and Pras Michel. Jean would continue to have a successful music career as a solo artist, releasing nine studio albums so far.
Some of Wyclef Jean’s most popular singles include 911, featuring Mary J. Blige, and Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill), featuring Akon, Niia & Lil Wayne. He was also featured on Destiny Child’s No, No, No, as well as Shakira’s US Billboard Hot 100 number one single Hips Don’t Lie.
Wyclef Jean has won three Grammy Awards and has received a Golden Globe Award nomination for writing and producing the song Million Voices, which was featured in the 2004 film Hotel Rwanda.
Wycleaf Jean and his love for cars
Wycleaf Jean is a car collector. His collection of vehicles encompasses most collectors’ worldwide wish lists. In fact, he was the first American to import a McLaren F1 and Pagani Zonda to the US. He is also well known for his popular Spider-Man motorcycle built by Orange County Choppers. After years of collecting supercars, it is not surprising that he is taking the next step from being a collector to creating his own car with Elo.