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.