Hulme CanAm Spyder
Copyright image: Hulme Supercars Limited
26th June, 2011
The Hulme CanAm Spyder recently had its New Zealand
launch before leaving for Britain's Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011.
Hulme Supercars Limited displayed the car in the showroom of “South Auckland Ford”, Corner Gladding
Place & Great South Road, Manukau on 15th June 2011 between 5 PM and 8 PM.
The Hulme CanAm Spyder is named in honour of Denny Hulme, New Zealand’s only Formula One World
Champion and double CanAm Champion. It is a superb high performance motor car and only 20 examples of
the CanAm Spyder will be built ensuring exclusivity. Its open wheels, electrifying performance and
spectacular looks give the driver an experience as close as possible, to driving a Formula One car
legally on the road.
The vehicle has been designed by New Zealander’s and draws on their world class combined knowledge
and experience of international motor racing and high tech composite Americas Cup racing yachts. It
will have the latest crash absorption systems in place and a fully developed ABS electronic driver aid
system to provide a safe driving experience. To achieve the 980 kg vehicle weight it will use a state
of the art carbon/titanium/Kevlar composite chassis and composite body panels. The CanAm Spyder
features a F1 style high down force generating aero package and push-rod suspension to provide superior
road holding, handling and ride comfort.
It will be a true drivers car powered by a hand built, supercharged, 700 HP, Chevy V8 providing
amazing torque and tractability. Built as a road going car it will comply with the European Small
Series certification for use in all 27 EU states plus many others that accept EU certification.
True to Denis Hulme himself, the Can Am Spyder is not for the faint hearted. It is a unique car for
those with a desire for performance, exhilaration and exotica.