Wyclef Jean, a Haitian-American singer, was raised to dream big as the son of immigrants. This would have an impact on his music career as well as other altruistic actions to help others thrive.
For example, in 2020, he and his Carnival Global Music Group raised $25 million in financial finance to help musicians in impoverished countries that are in desperate need of publication and distribution assistance.
As a member of the famed hip-hop duo The Fugees, he received recognition in Haiti as a producer, actor, performer, and humanitarian. His Haitian and African heritage have always inspired his music.
Developing electric supercars is the 53-year-next old’s venture. According to Vibe, he just debuted an electric lightweight supercar valued at $350,000.
According to Newsweek, Jean debuted the vehicle, dubbed Attucks Apex AP0, on March 5, 2023, at the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island Country & Golf Course in Florida.
Jean announced his latest effort on his Instagram page ahead of the premiere:
“As the Son of immigrants my parents always told me to dream big !!!!,” he wrote. “So I combined my two passions and experiences with cars and music and created my dream vision! I’m launching my electric supercar tomorrow at @ameliaconcoursofficial with @apexmotors.global @attucksfuture @supercarrooms stay tuned for the US debut of Attucks Apex AP0 See you at Amelia Island!”
Although few specifics about the new vehicle have been released, a press release states that it has a “improved music and sound experience, assessing the driver and playing songs that best fit the mood for the optimal driving experience.”
It weighs approximately 2,600 pounds, which is somewhat heavier than a Mazda MX-5 Miata. The car is powered by a 650 horsepower electric motor that the business claims can accelerate to 60 mph in 2.3 seconds. It also has a 1,200-pound 90-kilowatt-hour battery that will provide enough electricity for 300 miles.
The vehicle was designed by the Haitian-American musician and his collaborator Elo, owner of Supercar Room Miami. They collaborated with Apex Motors to create the Attucks Apex AP0. According to Newsweek, Jean and his associates intend to base their operations in Little Haiti, Miami.
Jean has a well-known automotive collection, including luxury vehicles such as the Spider-Man custom motorcycle made by Orange County Choppers. He was also one of the first Americans to bring a McLaren F1 and a Pagani Zonda to the United States.
The Attuck Apex AP0 will be released in the winter of 2024, according to Newsweek. Furthermore, the musician intends to donate the Attucks Apex AP0 to the Haitian-American community.
In Little Haiti, South Flordia, where he plans to have a shop, he will train those who would like to work in tech, particularly inventions, technological solutions, sustainability, creativity, design, coding, and Web3, Vibe reported.