ENGLAND MAY HAVE the speedy Caparo T1, but now Kiwi manufacturer Hulme has introduced the Hulme CanAm to the roads and tracks of New Zealand, and it's no slouch.
With a top speed that Hulme boss Jock Freemantle swears is the proverbial bee's... (er)... stinger... away from 200mph (321km/h), the CanAm is whetting the appetites of supercar collectors across Europe and the Middle East.
At around $865,000 and with only 20 to be built each year, the CanAm is a collector's item for sure.
"We are not taking orders till we have built cars but there are a lot of people wanting one. One of them already has 41 supercars.
"We took it to Saudi Arabia and the royal family offered us a US$1 million for it," Freemantle told New Zealand paper The Dominion Post.
The Hulme CanAm is powered by a 7.0 litre Corvette V8, sending 447kW to the back wheels via a seven-speed sequential transmission. As for weight, how does 980kg sound? If you said "certifiable", we're with you.
Engine & Transmission
Position: mid longitudinal
Valvetrain: OHV 2 valves/cyl
Torque: 600nm @ wheels
Stroke: 4 inch
Gear Box: CIMA transaxle
Gear Type: 6-speed sequential
Body & 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 & composite construction
Body: Carbon fibre & 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 & pushrod, inboard coil over damper & anti-roll bar
Rear Suspension: Double wishbone & pushrod, inboard coil over damper & anti-roll bar