Supercar coming

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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.