Confederate Motors is full of news announcing a long term relationship with S&S as the engine supplier for their new C3, X132 Hellcat and they will begin deliveries October 31, 2010, Halloween night, from new facilities in the art district at 733 St. Joseph Street in New Orleans. The new Hellcat, priced at $39750, is much more affordable than previous Hellcats or any other Confederate offerings. The S&S engine provides great reliability and after sale support with a planned Confederate dealer network and S&S authorized service centers. Confederate seems to be adjusting their sights to reflect the evolving market, probably a smart move.
Press releases follow:
Confederate Motors, Inc. to Launch C3 X132 Hellcat in New Orleans
Confederate Motors, Inc., of Birmingham, AL., the American design company that created the prestigious F131 Hellcat, B120 Wraith, and P120 Fighter Combat, to announce today at the New York International Auto Show, the launch of the new C3, X132 Hellcat.
The C3 will be the lightest, fastest, toughest, smoothest, most exquisite Hellcat, ever. The design centers on a new, long-term strategic power plant alliance with S&S. Further, it will be priced within reach of the top 10% of Harley Davidson buyers.
We are targeting the American motoring purist and aficionado.
First deliveries will begin October 31, 2010, Halloween night, from our new facilities in the art district at 733 St. Joseph Street. This event will mark our first annual Halloween party as we celebrate production of the World’s finest road bike, and simultaneously, with humble gratitude, our return home, to our beloved New Orleans.
Confederate Motors, Inc. and S&S Cycle Announce Long-Term Strategic Plan
S&S Cycle and Confederate Motors, Inc., of Birmingham, AL., today announced 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.
“We are ecstatic about the long-term implications of this union,” said Matt Chambers, CEO and founder, Confederate Motors, Inc. “Confederate’s and S&S’ long traditions of innovation, product passion and analogous cultures complement each other very well.”
He added, “Initially, Confederate will produce and sell highly differentiated motorcycles to the public through a factory direct plan, with additional plans to develop a dealer network and S&S authorized service network in the second half of 2010. The extensiveness of our collaborative efforts will expand thereafter to include new S&S powered vehicles for Confederate and additional technology-sharing between the two companies.”
“We are combining the strengths of the number-one motorcycle power plant manufacturer with those of the premium motorcycle manufacturer to deliver heirloom product solutions for our customers,” Chambers said. “This alliance will permit both companies to extend our customer bases and provide profitable growth.”