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New Zealand's supercar hits the road

 

The Hulme supercar has been unveiled and Hulme's boss took it for a ride over Auckland's Harbour Bridge

Named in honour of New Zealand's Formula One world champion, Denny Hulme, the production Hulme supercar was unveiled in Auckland on the weekend.

Hulme's boss, 68-year-old Jock Freemantle (pictured driving), drove the 7.0-litre road car which is wrapped in a carbon-fibre body.

The powerful engine is a LS-7 Corvette-sourced V8 with 600hp and 443lb ft of torque propelling the 980kg body. Freemantle says top speed is just off 321kmh.

Estimated to cost over $1 million and with only 20 to be built each year, don't expect to get your hands on any real soon.

However, Freemantle told The Dominion Post that the royal Family in Saudi Arabia offered US$1 million for it, but he won't be taking orders till the cars have been built.

Hulme Can Am specifications

Engine and Transmission
Position: mid longitudinal
Configuration: LS7-V8
Valvetrain: OHV 2 valves/cyl
Displacement: 7,000cc
Power: 600hp
Torque: 600nm @ wheels
Bore: 89mm
Stroke: 4 inch
Comp/Ratio: TBA
Redline: 7000rpm
HP/Litre: 85.7
Gear Box: CIMA transaxle
Gear Type: 6-speed sequential
Airbags: N/A

Body and Chassis
Drive Wheels: RWD with limited slip diff
Curb Weight: 980kg
Length: 4,712 mm
Width: 1,958 mm
Height: 1,095 mm
Wheelbase: 2,830 mm
Front Track: 1,665 mm
Rear Track: 1,605 mm
Steering: Progressive power assisted steering
Chassis: Tubular and composite construction
Body: Carbon fibre and composite construction
Front Brakes: AP Racing 6 piston calipers
Front Disc Size: AP Racing 362 mm x 32 mm ventilated
Rear Brakes: AP Racing 6 piston calipers
Rear Disc Size: AP Racing 362 mm x 32 mm ventilated
Front Wheels: 8.5 x 19 inch - centre lock
Rear Wheels: 20 inch - centre lock
Front Tyres: 245 x 40 x 19 Pirelli P.Zerro Rosso
Rear Tyres: 315 x 35 x 20 Pirelli P.Zerro Rosso
Front Suspension: Double wishbone and pushrod, inboard coil over damper and anti-roll bar
Rear Suspension: Double wishbone and pushrod, inboard coil over damper and anti-roll bar


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