Hulme, New Zealand’s only supercar company, has finally started accepting orders for its long-promised, much-hyped supercar after the open-top variant’s successful driving debut at last month’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Along similar lines as the Caparo T1, the Hulme’s goal is to provide an F1 car experience for the street. The company plans to build only a limited number of units with deliveries beginning in late 2012.
The Hulme F1 chassis and body panels comprise carbon fiber, titanium, Kevlar, and other composite materials to keep weight down to 2,381 pounds. Using a mid-engine design, this car come fitted with a Chevrolet-derived supercharged V-8 for power, which it will produce 700 hp and be good for zero-to-62-mph sprints in an estimated time of less than 3.5 seconds.
The manufacturer says it is targeting a Pagani quality level (a somewhat weird objective) and certification as a low volume vehicle in order to freely pass hands in many of Europe’s small countries.
even if the order books for the limited-production supercars are now open, deliveries likely won’t begin until the second half of 2012. The car maker is hoping to get the car classed as a limited-production vehicle in Europe, which would mean the car could be sold freely across the continent.
The details about price weren’t released, but keep in mind that the 2011 Hulme CanAm is available for $424,800.