Wyclef Jean has officially made his imprint in the automotive industry.
His New Vehicle
According to Newsweek, the rapper premiered his first vehicle on Sunday (March 5) at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island Country and Golf Course in Florida. The Attucks Apex AP0 is a lightweight electric supercar created by Jean alongside his partner Elo and the owners of Supercar Room Miami.
“As the Son of immigrants my parents always told me to dream big !!!!,” wrote Jean in a post he shared on Instagram. “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!”
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Incorporating His Passions
Staying on brand with his love of music, Jean’s fully electric vehicle will come equipped with an “enhanced music and sound experience, analyzing the driver and playing song selections that best fit the mood for optimal driving experience.”
The overall goal for Jean is to have the car company headquartered in Little Haiti, Miami, with plans to uplift the community by “discovering, grooming and developing technology, starting with inventions, technological solutions, sustainability, creativity and design, coding and Web3.”
His Love For Cars
As an avid car collector, Jean was actually one of the first Americans to import a McLaren F1 and Pagani Zonda to the United States. Along with several supercars, Jean also owns a Spider-Man custom motorcycle, built specifically for him by the Orange County Choppers.
The AP0 is set to be released in 2024 with a reported price tag of $350,000.
A Hip-Hop Car Takeover
As previously reported by AfroTech, fellow hip-hop superstar Will.I.Am also tapped into the car industry space by partnering with Mercedes-AMG to create a one-off vehicle, “The Flip,” which builds upon the car manufacturer’s GT 4-Door Coupe.
The vehicle also features modifications aimed toward setting the standard for vehicles in the future.