Filed under: Luxury Cars & Autos
Even in this depressed economy, everyone and their cousin seems to be keen to produce their own supercar. So in addition to flagship sportscars from established automakers, independent garages pop up in every nook and cranny looking to carve out their niche at the top of the automotive ladder and vie for the cash of the well-endowed. The latest is a New Zealand-based venture name after famous Kiwi racing driver Denny Hulme.
The Hulme supercar recently made its public track debut in neighboring Australia, where an open-top version called the CanAm (named after the famous racing series which Denny Hulme dominatedin the 70's) was seen for the first time, motivated by a 600hp 7-liter V8 engine from the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, replacing the BMW engine used until now. Both closed and open versions will be offered when the Hulme supercar finally reaches the market next year with a $700,000 price tag, with an even more powerful supercharged version to follow.
Gallery: Hulme supercar