This is the Hulme CanAm, a new 592bhp supercar that will be limited to just 20 units
28 May 2010

This is the Hulme CanAm, a new 592bhp supercar that will be limited to just 20 units.

The car has been designed and developed in New Zealand and it bears the name 1967 Formula One world champion Denny Hulme.

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The CanAm was first revealed in concept form at the 2006 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Prospective cusomters can pay a £10,000 depsoit and receive a private viewing and test drive at or before the 2011FoS. Those wisihing to proceed with an order will receive their cars from autumn 2011 onwards; the final price is £295,000 plus local taxes.

Manuafcturer Hulme Supercars describe the CanAm as being “blending the raw flavour and appeal of a Formula racing car with dramatic design, superb craftsmanship, exceptional performance and a thrilling and achievable driving experience”.

The mid-engined, rear-wheel drive roadster has a carbon-fibre composite chassis and body and is intended for both road and track use, is powered bvy a General Motors-supplied 7.0-litre V8 engine producing 592bhp and 442lb ft of torque. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard, although a sequential gearbox with paddle shifters will be optional. No performance figures have been quoted.

The firm said the CanAm’s “design and development focus has been on driveability, with power delivery and handling dynamics optimised for maximum driving enjoyment on track and on the road”.

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26 May 2010

Is that "dramatic design" as applied to the Ssangyong Rhodius? Personally I think looks best when viewed on a starless night. And £300k too, what a bargain...

26 May 2010

Carbonfibre here and there, sophisticated light weight construction and so on... powered by an archaic OVERHEAD VALVE (OHV) American V8 engine whose design originated in the 50s. Sure, it goes like stink, but isn't it time cars like this switch to revolutionary turbocharged wankel rotary? Ultra light weight cars deserve light weight, simple and revolutionary engine. The last time Mazda used this formula, they won Le-Mans 24hr in 1991 ... before the wankel got banned. RX-8 does not go anywhere since it's a porker at 1,400 kg. Put the same engine here, plus twin turbo and God knows how it could go.

26 May 2010

592bhp and 442lbft from a 7-litre? Ferrari can extract 562bhp and 398lbft from a 4.5-litre a half the price, this should be churning out at least 650bhp and 520lbft. Of course, in the cold light of day 592bhp and 442lbft are plenty, but they really didn't fulfill the potential of he engine. Why did they choose a relatively lazy V8 if they have aspirations of providing the "appeal of a Formula One racer"; then they surely have shoe-horned a high revving V-tec from an NSX Type-R and turbo/supercharged it.

26 May 2010

Ferrari have a big budget and guaranteed sales though, all that torque and the sound of the thing will be epic, simillar v8's dn't go too badly in presumably much heavier american cars.

Getting more power would probably be easy for the company, I guess they've done it for drivability.

26 May 2010

There should be more customers for the 3.8 V6 turbo from nissan with 592bhp tune. This would be better is sports cars.

26 May 2010

Does it matter?, will we ever see one demonstrated at a car festival or trackday?, exclusitvity?, definately.

Peter Cavellini.

26 May 2010

Judging from the pictures... is it aimed at track-day retirees?

26 May 2010

[quote MikeFoxtrot]powered by an archaic OVERHEAD VALVE (OHV) American V8 engine whose design originated in the 50s[/quote]

(OCV) predates (OHV) so does that make the (OCV) a fossil? The 7 litre engine is smaller and more compact than its competitors, your confusing engine size/weight with displacement. It can’t be too bad of a mill; the engine swept the podium in FIA GT3 in the first race at Brno, and placed 1 and 3 in the championship race. Probably would have been a 1, 2 had it not been for some bad plug wires. The FIA already choked the engine with a restrictor because it was too fast and it still dominated. You can watch here as it runs away from Porsche, Audi, Lambo, BMW, Aston, and Ferrari.

http://gt3europe.com/liveGT3.php

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To know which way the wind blows
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26 May 2010

X-Bow on growth hormones. Grim.

26 May 2010

[quote jackjflash]It can’t be too bad of a mill; the engine swept the podium in FIA GT3 in the first race at Brno, and placed 1 and 3 in the championship race. Probably would have been a 1, 2 had it not been for some bad plug wires. The FIA already choked the engine with a restrictor because it was too fast and it still dominated. You can watch here as it runs away from Porsche, Audi, Lambo, BMW, Aston, and Ferrari.[/quote]

yes but that doesnt show the pros or cons of a 7.0 engine compared to a much smaller turbo engine, as its all governed by various sporting regulations.

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