Hulme Can-Am car looks sharp in Taupo

Hulme Can-Am car looks sharp in Taupo

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The McLaren legacy remains a powerful draw-card. Kiwi Bruce McLaren was a total legend as a racing driver, engineer and team principal in his day, winning races and championships in Formula One, Indy cars and Can-Am. Ever since his passing in 1970, there has been plenty of supercars ready to lift up his mantle, the McLaren F1, Mercedes SLR, Caparo T1 even a Dodge Viper concept. Now, ready to be added to that list is the Hulme CanAm, a lightweight supercar six years in the making.

The car is named after Denny Hulme a friend of Mclarens who won the F1 title in 1967 before going on to win the Can-Am championship the following year. The pictured car is painted the same bright orange as the McLaren racer in which Hulme wom the Can-Am championship. Previously named the Hulme F1 the Hulme CanAm has had some changes in its development. Along with the name change and the addition of an open-roof model, the Hulme has received a heart transplant in the form of a 7.0-litre LS7 V8 borrowed from the Corvette Z06 to replace the previous BMW unit, giving it 600 horsepower. That’s enough to push the supercar to 100kph in less than three seconds and on to nearly320 kph. The Hulme CanAm recently underwent its first public outing at the recent A1GP race in Taupo, where it looked brilliant lapping the circuit. It is expected to hit the Global market with a $700,000 US ($1.36m NZ) price tag sometime next year.

Till then check back for more updates and browse the images below

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The McLaren legacy remains a powerful draw-card. Kiwi Bruce McLaren was a total legend as a racing driver, engineer and team principal in his day, winning races and championships in Formula One, Indy cars and Can-Am. Ever since his passing in 1970, there has been plenty of supercars ready to lift up his mantle, the McLaren F1, Mercedes SLR, Caparo T1 even a Dodge Viper concept. Now, ready to be added to that list is the Hulme CanAm, a lightweight supercar six years in the making.

The car is named after Denny Hulme a friend of Mclarens who won the F1 title in 1967 before going on to win the Can-Am championship the following year. The pictured car is painted the same bright orange as the McLaren racer in which Hulme wom the Can-Am championship. Previously named the Hulme F1 the Hulme CanAm has had some changes in its development. Along with the name change and the addition of an open-roof model, the Hulme has received a heart transplant in the form of a 7.0-litre LS7 V8 borrowed from the Corvette Z06 to replace the previous BMW unit, giving it 600 horsepower. That’s enough to push the supercar to 100kph in less than three seconds and on to nearly320 kph. The Hulme CanAm recently underwent its first public outing at the recent A1GP race in Taupo, where it looked brilliant lapping the circuit. It is expected to hit the Global market with a $700,000 US ($1.36m NZ) price tag sometime next year.

Till then check back for more updates and browse the images below

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