Hulme CanAm - 600bhp and 600Nm of torque in less than 1000kg
The supercar is built in honour of New Zealand racing legend and F1 World Champion, Denny Hulme. Hulme CanAm Supercar is in 200+mph category and it will compete against the fastest automobiles in the world.
The Hulme Supercars manufacturer is based in Auckland. This is the only production road car to bear the name of a F1 World Champion.
CanAm is an ultra high-performance, mid-engined roadster. It is built for both road and track use, but mostly for racing. It can be secured by the deposit of of £10 000 which, as Jock Freemantle, Hulme Managing Director, explains, is fully-refundable if the option is not converted to an order.
"Deposits will be held in a Trust account", he said, "pending a private viewing and driving experience of the car at or before the 2011 Goodwood"
"Festival of Speed for those who have purchased an option to order. Following that, if anyone does not wish to proceed, the terms on which the deposit is paid will provide a guarantee that their total deposit will be returned immediately.", he added.
The deliveries will start in the Autumn of 2011 and into 2012, the 20th anniversary of Denny Hulme's death.
All cars from the serie will be numbered and will have guaranteed certificate of authenticity, and a 1/8 scale exact replica, finished in the same livery and specification, plus a full photographed dossier of the car's build.
Those who proceed to purchase are promised an experience as unique as the Hulme CanAm itself. Having determined the specification of their car, Hulme customers will enjoy two Air New Zealand Business Premier (Full flat bed) return tickets to Auckland, New Zealand, with one-week luxury accommodation, for their final fitting in the car and further road and circuit driving, before the car is shipped to their chosen destination.
"The concept car, in coupe form, was first revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2006. Such was the interest that we conducted extensive research to assess demand, culminating in the decision to initially offer an open-top CanAm version, celebrating Hulme's victories of the "Can Am Championship" in 1968 and 1970", said Jock Freemantle.
The super sports car features an ultra-lightweight carbon composite tub and bodywork, and race-orientated chassis, suspension and braking. The engine is 7-litre (427 cu.in) V8 Chevrolet LS7 delivering 600bhp and 600Nm of torque. It is combined with sex-speed CIMA manual gearbox ((Paddles or Sequential shift will be options available). The car weighs leass than 1 000kg, so the performance will be staggering – 0-100km/h in less than 3.5 seconds and top speed over 200mph.
For Greeta Hulme, the widow of Denny - who passed away in 1992 – the announcement of the Hulme CanAm's production is warmly welcomed: "Jock Freemantle's desire to honour Denny's life with this unique car has been matched by his irrepressible enthusiasm and passion to create it. I am both proud and immensely impressed with what he and the Hulme Supercars team have achieved."
The price is just as amazing as the car - £295 000 (plus local taxes), including delivery worldwide.
Remember, the car will be produced in only 20 units, so be hurry to order one of these masterpieces.
Hulme CanAm Standard Specifications
|Body & Chassis|
|Chassis:||Carbon Fibre/Composite construction|
|Body:||Carbon Fibre/Composite construction|
|Engine & Transmission|
|Type:||General Motors LS7 V8|
|Displacement:||427 cu.in /7,000cc|
|Power:||450Kw (600 HP)|
|Torque:||600 Nm at rear wheels|
|Transmission:||CIMA 6-speed, transaxle with LSD|
|Front:||Double Wishbone & Pushrod|
|Inboard Coil-over damper & anti-roll bar|
|Rear:||Double Wishbone & Pushrod.|
|Inboard Coil-over damper & anti-roll bar|
|Front:||Ventilated discs (362 x 32mm), AP Racing 6-Piston Calipers.|
|Rear:||Ventilated discs (362 x 32mm), AP Racing 6-Piston Calipers.|
|Wheels & Tyres|
|Wheels:||Front: 8.5" x 19" alloy Centre lock|
|Rear: 11" x 20" alloy Centre lock|
|Tyres:||Front: 245 x 40 x 19 Pirelli P.-Zero Rosso|
|Rear: 315 x 35 x 20 Pirelli P-Zero Rosso|
|Length:||4712 mm / 185.5 inch|
|Width:||1958 mm / 77 inch|
|Height:||1095 mm / 43 inch|
|Wheelbase:||2830 mm / 111.42 inch|
|Front Track:||1665 mm / 65.55 inch|
|Rear Track:||1605 mm / 63.19 inch|
|Kerb Weight:||980 Kg / 2160 lbs|