Today at the New York International Auto Show Confederate Motors is announcing the launch of the new C3, X132 Hellcat.Confederate Motors state that the new C3 X 132 will be the lightest, fastest, toughest, smoothest, most beautiful Hellcat ever produced. The company is already selling a 1st version of the Hellcat and 2 other models, the Wraith & The Fighter, all with a very “organic shape” and a huge “bone structure”.
Confederate and its President Matt Chambers have always been motorcycle anti-establishment. In its form, this new C3X132 Hellcat is like his brothers largely influenced by the Bauhaus architecture style. Simple, raw, minimalist, timeless, without any compromise and celebrating on the road the art of the rebellion. The design is based on the S&S Wedge motor wrapped in a frame conceived and manufactured by the custom chassis and frame experts of Rolling Thunder. Still in development, the probability is high that the front end will be of the type Girder, but of course of a design that you never saw before. The C3,X132 Hellcat price is set to target the top 10% of Harley Davidson buyers (read those buying Harley-Davidson CVO’s models, probably in a price range of $39,000 to $42,000) who are American motorist purists and who would like to reveal their individualist singularity. Sales objectives are set for about 70 models a year. First deliveries are expected to begin October 31, 2010 (Halloween night), from Confederate new facilities in the Art District of New Orleans. At the same time, Confederate is leaning towards a distribution via an urban boutique retail franchise.
Today S&S Cycle and Confederate Motors will also announce a long-term strategic plan that will leverage the complementary strengths of both companies to penetrate the luxury motorcycle market segments. The alliance will include co-development of a motorcycle power plant mounting system in an effort to supply highly differentiated motorcycles and technology sharing, with a planned production launch in July of 2010.