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3rd August, 2011

The Hulme CanAm Spyder’s successful driving debut at last months Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK has driven Hulme Supercars Limited to announce that it will be forging ahead with the build of the coupe version, the Hulme F1.

The Hulme CanAm was one of only 55 invited super cars on display at the prestigious event held on the country estate of Lord March. It received an amazing response over the 4 day event. New Zealand's Paul Radisich (double World Touring Car Champion), drove it up the famous Goodwood Hill and was very impressed by the car’s handling and performance.

After discussions with a number of potential customers and experts in the super car industry, Hulme Supercars have decided to focus on building the “Hulme F1” - the concept first displayed at Goodwood in 2006. Significant design refinements will be incorporated based on the testing results and lessons learned from the open Can Am prototype.

It will be built to a very high quality level and it will, also, be built to comply with “Group LVV EU certification”. This will enable the cars to be sold and resold in all countries that accept this certification.

Hulme Supercars is named in honour of Denny Hulme, New Zealand’s only Formula One World Champion and double CanAm Champion. The car is a superb high performance motor car and will be built in very limited numbers, ensuring is rarity and 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.

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The vehicle has been designed by New Zealanders and draws on their world class combined knowledge and experience of international motor racing and high tech composite 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 1,080 kg vehicle weight it will use a state of the art carbon/titanium/kevlar composite chassis and composite body panels. The “Hulme F1” features a Formula F1 style high down force generating aero package with 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, developed with the help of the famous engine builders “Nicholson McLaren” owned in part by Bruce McLaren’s engine man from the 60s and 70s John Nicholson. It provides amazing torque and tractability and is built as a road going car to 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 “Hulme F1” is not for the faint hearted. It is a unique car for those with a desire for performance, exhilaration and exotica.

Hulme Supercars are accepting “Options to Purchase” agreements for the balance of the very limited, first years production, (Car # 1 has been reserved) with delivery starting in late 2012.


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