Skip to main content

This rapper just launched the ‘lightest electric supercar’ that can go 0 to 60 in 2.3 sec [Video]

Haitian rapper and musician Wyclef Jean officially launched the Attucks Apex APO electric supercar at The Amelia in Florida Sunday, dubbed “the lightest-ever electric Supercar” on the market.

Rapper Wyclef Jean launches an electric supercar

Best known for his early days with the Fugees and later trailblazing his own solo path that includes timeless hits like “Gone Till November” and “Hips Don’t Lie” with Shakira, Wyclef Jean has always been rewarded for his creativity.

Despite his successful music career, Jean is looking to blaze another path, combining two of his biggest passions: cars and music.

The rapper launched Attucks Apex APO in the US this weekend, which Jean calls “the lightest-ever electric supercar,” with an ultralow weight of 1200 kg (around 2,650 lbs). For comparison, the Rimac Nevera weighs nearly twice the APO at 2300 kg (5,070 lbs).

The APO claims to have a top speed of 190 mph and 0 to 60 mph in just 2.3 seconds using “ultra-advanced aerodynamics” and a carbon fiber chassis. A rear electric motor churns out 650 hp and 427 lb-ft (580 nm) of torque.

Top comment by Robert

Liked by 8 people

Since when did top speed become the only performance factor ? For all those saying Tesla is faster, a lighter car can have the ability to corner better, brake better, and feel more a part of the driver strapped in it allowing for better overall control. In road racing you often see under powered cars beating cars with higher straightaway speeds because they simply out corner them, entering and exit .

View all comments

Jean posted a video of the UK-designed, US-built Attucks Apex APO electric supercar along with a personalized song for the reveal on his Twitter Monday.

Wyclef Jean reveals Attucks Apex APO electric supercar

The launch was in collaboration with Attucks Futures and Technology, a business founded by Wyclef Jean to promote an outlet for the community to grow and develop.

As the company explains, “Attucks Futures and Technology a platform dedicated to nurture and grow talent promote design, concept, technology and manufacturing solutions promoting innovation and sustainability investing in our youth (our future).”

The APO electric supercar will start at around $350,000 and is set for its official release next year. Although it may sound like a lot, compared to the competition it will face, like the Rimac Nevera ($2.2 million), the APO’s price tag looks attractive for its segment.

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

Stay up to date with the latest content by subscribing to Electrek on Google News. You’re reading Electrek— experts who break news about Tesla, electric vehicles, and green energy, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow Electrek on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our YouTube channel for the latest reviews.



Avatar for Peter Johnson Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson is covering the auto industry’s step-by-step transformation to electric vehicles. He is an experienced investor, financial writer, and EV enthusiast. His enthusiasm for electric vehicles, primarily Tesla, is a significant reason he pursued a career in investments. If he isn’t telling you about his latest 10K findings, you can find him enjoying the outdoors or exercising