Posted on: Jul 04, 2013 | 16,775 reads

Mexico's Vuhl 05 Debuts in London

Mid-engined two-seater track toy will be formally introduced at the Goodwood FoS.
A week ahead of its public unveiling at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Mexico’s VUHL 05 has been revealed to a select audience, including Sir Stirling Moss, at the Royal Automobile Club in London. Built in the mold of the Ariel Atom, KTM X-Bow and BAC Mono, the VUHL 05 is the brainchild of car designers Guillermo and Iker Echeverria whose father spent his life building and racing his own cars as a professional driver. Weighing just 695 kg, the VUHL 05 pairs an aluminum chassis to a chrome-moly steel subframe and a body made of RTM reinforced plastic or carbon fiber.
Mexico's Vuhl 05 Debuts in London
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Aero parts include a flat underbody, front and lateral splitters, and rear diffuser and spoiler. Power, which is sent to the tarmac via a six-speed manual, comes from Ford’s 2.0-liter turbo EcoBoost engine rated at 285 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. This translates to a 3.7-second 0-62 mph time and top speed of 153 mph. Steering is by a high ratio rack and pinion system, there’s a double wishbone suspension, four-pot alloy calipers all round and wheels are by OZ, staggered 17/18 inches front/rear. The interior can be specified with suede trim, carbon bucket seats, a quick-release suede-wrapped steering wheel and a digital dash. The two-seater track toy is priced from $106,000 and can be ordered now.
Mexico's Vuhl 05 Debuts in London
Mexico's Vuhl 05 Debuts in London
Mexico's Vuhl 05 Debuts in London
Mexico's Vuhl 05 Debuts in London
Mexico's Vuhl 05 Debuts in London
Mexico's Vuhl 05 Debuts in London
Mexico's Vuhl 05 Debuts in London
Mexico's Vuhl 05 Debuts in London
Mexico's Vuhl 05 Debuts in London



by Adam Lynton
Mexico's Vuhl 05 Debuts in London
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