Hulme Supercars now taking orders for CanAm

Hulme Supercars now taking orders for CanAm

Hulme Supercars the builders of NZ’s first Supercar the Hulme CanAm has just announced plans for a 20 unit limited production run.

Named after Kiwi racing legend Denny Hulme the CanAm will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis with the option to purchase on offer for a £10,000 ($21,680 NZ) deposit.

The full purchase price of the Hulme CanAm will be fixed at £295,000, ($639,530 NZ) on receipt of an order, including delivery worldwide. The deposit is fully refundable if the option to purchase isn’t converted to a sale.

Jock Freemantle, Hulme Managing Director, explains, “Deposits will be held in a Trust account, 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 deliveries commencing late 2011 and into 2012, the 20th anniversary of Denny Hulme’s death.

Any fat cat who confirms the purchase of a CamAm will be given two Air New Zealand Business Premier class return tickets to Auckland with one-week luxury accommodation, for their final fitting in the car and further road and circuit driving, before the car is then 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 car’s build.

It’s been a long road to production for the Hulme CanAm with the concept car, in coupe form, 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 and 1970.

Designed and hand-built here in New Zealand 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.

To purchase one of only 20 options available please e-mail Jock Freemantle at jock.f@hulmesupercars.com or write to Hulme Supercars Limited, P.O.Box 97853, Manukau City 2241, Manukau, New Zealand.

Check out photos of the Hulme CanAm in the gallery below.

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