The Hulme CanAm is a Formula One inspired supercar based off
the Hulme.F1 Champion 1967 prototype.
And thankfully the styling of the production car has remained
as daring and unique as the prototype.
The CanAm is the first in a proposed trio of vehicles from Hulme
Supercars. The intended lineup includes the CanAm, the Spyder
and the F1.
The Hulme brand of supercars was created in honor of Denny Hulme,
New Zealand's only F1 World Champion. To reflect Denny's two
CanAm championship wins in 1968 and 1970, the Hulme CanAm supercar
is powered by a mid-mounted GM-sourced LS7 V8. This unit produces
600 horsepower and 600 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the rear
wheels through a six-speed sequential gearbox. With no electronic
aids the driving experience should be just as exhilarating as
the cars Hulme piloted during his career.
The chassis of the Hulme CanAm uses an advanced carbon composite
construction method which is both light and strong. The body
panels are formed from carbon fibre.
During the development of the Hulme CanAm the company has wisely
enlisted the help of some of the top names in vehicle systems
to ensure a high level of quality. A.P. Racing are designing
and supplying the Brakes, Hella NZ Limited are developing the
lights, Koni are designing and supplying the suspension system,
and Pirelli are specifying and supplying the tires.
In 2010 Hulme Supercars are scheduled to finish development
of the Hulme Spyder. This has the same chassis as the CanAm
but with a similar but different front and rear wings. In addition
it features a windscreen and wipers. Because of the windscreen,
the central air intake will not work so the rear end is being
redesigned. The Hulme Spyder and Hulme F1 models will be powered
by different engines and have full ABS and all electronic aids.
Similar and related vehicles:
Hulme.F1 Champion 1967
- '96 Ford
- Freestream T1