Supercar coming


Queenstowner Murray Cockburn and son David tested this prototype of New Zealand’s first supercar during its launch at the A1GP motorsport event in Taupo last month.

The 300kmh Hulme CanAm – named after Kiwi Denny Hulme, who won the Formula One champs in 1967 – has been developed at a cost of $5 million by former Queenstowner Jock Freemantle, who’s bringing it to Earnslaw Park next Wednesday between noon and 8pm.

Murray Cockburn and fellow petrolhead Stuart Maclean are two original investors. Auckland-based Freemantle hopes to start producing the street car with a Formula One feel by next year.

Powered by a seven-litre Chevrolet V8 engine, it’s tipped to retail for a whopping $682,000.