Wednesday, June 03, 2009
AFTER SIX YEARS OF DEVELOPMENT THE ORANGE AND BLACK HULME CANAM ROADSTER FINALLY SEES THE LIGHT...
The Kiwi supercar has arrived in all its orange and black glory.It is to be hoped that the Hulme project leads to New Zealand becoming a world centre of excellence in designing concept cars. Only history will tell!
A Kiwi super car has had its first run in the build-up to launch a public company to manufacture the racy machine in New Zealand. It will bring back the memories of Denny Hulme, the only Kiwi to win a Formula One World racing title, and also Bruce Mclaren whose name is attached to the Mclaren racing team in Britain.
The car was paraded across the Auckland Harbour bridge and also cruised the motorway, but not at its top speed of 320kmh. It also has all the road requirements of headlights, indicators, handbrake etc, but it has be on the track where Kiwi drivers Chris Amon and Ken Smith have tested it.
It is actually a road designed machine that you can take to the track. It has comfortable seats and suspension. The aim is to set up a New Zealand factory, at a location still to be decided - to make twenty cars a year and sell them to super-car collectors, mainly in Europe and the Middle east. The price would bein excess of $600,000. The is great demand for supercars overseas. The car has also had a lot of publicity in Britain, being described in one paper as MEANER THAN THE ALL BLACKS.
Kiwi Super Car