2011 Hulme CanAm news, pictures, and information
Hulme CanAm Supercar Opens to OrdersA 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 production run.
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 wîth 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.
|Engine : 7.0 L., 8-cylinder|
Power: 600 hp
Torque: 442 ft-lbs
The 20 customer cars will be coach-built and equipped to customer order, wîth delivery commencing in the ÚK 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, wîth 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, wîth 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.
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 and 1970.
Development of the ultra-sleek F1-inspired CanAm car continued, wîth 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, wîth 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 wîth this unique car has been matched by his irrepressible enthusiasm and passion to create it. I am both proud and immensely impressed wîth 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 worldwide.Source - Hulme
New Zealanders invited to invest in home-grown SupercarOverseas Investors
The Share Offer is only being made to members of the public in New Zealand. No person may offer, invite, sell or deliver any Shares or distribute any documents (including this offer document) to any person outside New Zealand. This offer document may not be sent into or distributed in the Únited States.
Únless otherwise agreed wîth the Company, any person or entity applying for Shares in the Public Offer will, by virtue of such Application, be deemed to represent that he, she or it is not in a jurisdiction that does not permit the making of the Share Offer or an invitation of the kind contained in this offer document is not acting for the account or benefit of a person within such a jurisdiction. Neither the Company nor any of its Directors, officers, employees, consultants, agents, partners or advisers accepts any liability or responsibility to determine whether a person is able to participate in the Public Offer.
New Zealand Investors
Hulme Supercars Limited, the Auckland-based designers of the Hulme CanAmsupercar, has opened its doors to New Zealanders to be a part of one of the country's most visionary, exciting and unique projects, and a rare chance to share in automobile history.
Investment in the New Zealand registered company is invited exclusively from New Zealanders - from as little as $1,000 - which will see the nation producing its own exclusive, limited production supercar, for sale on world markets.
New investors will be in good company. They will join the 91 current NZ investors from all walks of life and regions, who have aided the development of the fullyrunning Hulme CanAm prototype, which has turned heads the length and breadth of both North and South Islands, at shows, and during shake-down and demonstration runs on the road.
In the tradition of excellence that brought New Zealand success in the America's Cup, and the tenacity and vision of Burt Munroe, the Hulme CanAm is a world-class, high-performance mid-engined road car that gives the excitement of driving a Formula One car on the road.
Named in honour of New Zealand's Formula One World champion, Denny Hulme, the CanAm has been created for both road and track use, blending the raw flavour and appeal of a formula racing car wîth excellent road driveability, dramatic design, superb craftsmanship, exceptional performance and a thrilling experience.
The car - the first of a series of exclusive derivative models planned for development by Hulme over the coming years - has already attracted worldwide interest and praise, having been invited to show at the ÚK's prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed and Salon Prive, the Top Marques motor show in Shanghai, plus private showings in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
Jock Freemantle, Managing Director of Hulme Supercars Limited, commented:
'I am hugely proud to be showcasing New Zealand's immense technology and design talent that's embodied in the Hulme CanAm, and thrilled to be given the goahead by regulators to invite investment from New Zealanders in the company.
'We have received tremendous support and praise from those who have seen the CanAm on the streets of New Zealand during its development, and greatly look forward to bringing the car to market wîth our existing and future investors' support', he added.
Full information on the investment offer is included in the offer document - a combined investment statement and prospectus - before subscribing for shares in Hulme Supercars Limited. No money is sought and no application for securities accepted nor money received, until the potential investor has received an offer document.
For a copy of the offer document, contact Jock Freemantle, Managing Director, Hulme Supercars Limited. E-mail: email@example.com , or write to Hulme Supercars Limited, P.O.Box 97853, Manukau City 2241, Manukau, New Zealand.Source - Hulme
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