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Release) Hulme CanAm Supercar opens to orders
A limited run of just 20 New Zealand-designed and built Hulme CanAm
supercars ensures extreme rarity value.
The developers of the eagerly-awaited 200+mph Hulme CanAm Supercar,
named in honour of New Zealand racing legend and F1 World Champion,
Denny Hulme, have announced an attractive proposition for those
wishing to purchase an option to order one of an extremely limited
The Auckland based Supercar developer-manufacturer, Hulme Supercars,
has launched a package which is designed to guarantee rarity value
by offering options to purchase the total production run of just 20
Hulme CanAm supercars, on a first-come, first-served basis.
The only production road car to bear the name of a F1 World
Champion, The Hulme CanAm is an ultra high-performance, mid-engined
roadster. Created for both road and track use, the car blends the
raw flavour and appeal of a Formula racing car with dramatic design,
superb craftsmanship, exceptional performance and a thrilling and
achievable driving experience.
An order for the CanAm will be secured by the deposit 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 confirms, “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.”
The 20 customer cars will be coach-built and equipped to customer
order, with delivery commencing in the UK Autumn of 2011 and into
2012, the 20th anniversary of Denny Hulme’s death.
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” (Fully 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.
All production cars will be numbered, with a 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
For Freemantle, the purchase offer is a significant milestone in the
development of the Hulme CanAm.
The concept car, in coupe form, was first revealed at the Goodwood
Festival of Speed in 2006. Such was the interest that Hulme
Supercars 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
Development of the ultra-sleek F1-inspired CanAm car continued, with
a finished prototype extensively tested on both road and track
before the decision was made to accept orders.
Designed and hand-built by the Hulme Supercars technology team in
New Zealand - including members who were responsible for the
nation’s America’s Cup triumphs - the road-legal “Hulme CanAm”
features an ultra-lightweight carbon composite tub and bodywork, and
race-orientated chassis, suspension and braking.
To honour Denny’s “CanAm Championship” wins in McLaren CanAm cars
powered by Chevrolet V8’s, the Hulme CanAm is powered by a 7-litre
(427cu.in) Chevrolet LS7 V8 developing 600bhp and 600Nm torque, fed
through a close-ratio, six-speed CIMA manual gearbox (Paddles or
Sequential shift will be options available). As a consequence of its
lightweight construction, the Hulme CanAm weighs in at less than
1,000kg. This combination promises a sub-three an a half second
sprint to 100kph, and top speed in excess of 200mph.
Despite its ultra-performance and emphatic race car credentials, the
Hulme Supercars’ design and development focus has been on
driveability, with power delivery and handling dynamics optimised
for maximum driving enjoyment on track and on the road.
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 purchase price of the Hulme CanAm will be fixed at £295,000,
(plus local taxes) on receipt of an order, including delivery
To purchase one of only 20 options available please e-mail Jock
Freemantle at email@example.com or write to Hulme Supercars
Limited, P.O.Box 97853, Manukau City 2241, Manukau, New Zealand.
The final vehicle specification, customer options included in the
sale price, and details of the order and payment terms, will be
confirmed before the options are converted to an order. Development
specifications are available now from Hulme Supercars by e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org or from Hulme Supercars Limited, P.O.Box
97853, Manukau City 2241, Manukau, New Zealand. and from the