Confederate is readying its next iteration of its Hellcat series, posting these CAD renderings of the Confederate C3 X132 Hellcat on its website. Originally set to debut on Halloween of this year, Confederate has pushed back the launch date to the second quarter of 2011. For a bike that seemingly only exists on a computer screen, Confederate is being rather cheeky with its tech specs, simply stating that the new Hellcat will have 145 lbs•ft of torque, while listing the horsepower as “sufficient”.
The C3 X132 Hellcat will come in two chassis versions: a raked out Roadster (30° rake, 64.5″ wheelbase) and a Fighter model (23.5° rake, 61.5″ wheelbase). Power comes from the purpose-built 132 ci 52° S&S v-twin motor, which is mated to Confederate’s proprietary 5-speed transmission. Completing the package are Brembo brakes, Race-Tech suspension, and a HID headlight, while the final weight of the bike will be 475 lbs.
Confederate originally set out to take a piece of Harley-Davidson’s premium market with a price of $39,750, which has now swelled to $45,000. We doubt that’ll affect the limited production run much, but you’ll still need to put down a $2,250 deposit to get your hands on one. It’s hard to judge how a bike will look when it leaves the computer screen, but there’s no doubt that the latest Hellcat will live up to the quality of its predecessors. As for us, we’ll pass…we’re really Wratih sort of guys.