VUHL Automotive has presented an exclusive VUHL car project named 05 (Vehicles of Ultra High-performance and Lightweight). The new member of the high-performance car segment has been developed by entrepreneurs Guillermo Echeverria, Iker Echeverria and Alberto Chapa. The latest supercar targets the fans of the track cars KTM X-Bow and Ariel Atom.
The tuning process and testing of the VUHL 05 supercar are taking place in UK, while the production and body work – in North America.
The VUHL 05 vehicle weighs only 695kg due to the ultra-light chassis (78kg). The three-section bonded tub is made out of aluminium while the subframe is made of from chrome-moly steel. The bodywork is constructed from RTM reinforced plastic. The aerodynamic package includes splitters, rear diffuser and rear spoiler.
The heart of the VUHL car is a 2-litre Ford DOHC turbocharged EcoBoost engine. It helps the vehicle to pump out 285bhp and 420Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. The car accelerates from 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100kph) in 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 152 mph (245km/h).
Inside, the ultra high-performance and lightweight vehicle features a carbon bucket seats; water-resistant elements such as suede-covered steering wheel and Dinamica suede trim; special electronic dashboard; and HD camera.
The VUHL 05 car is priced at £55,000(82 000) USD. The public premiere of the VUHL 05 concept supercar is taking place at Goodwood Festival of Speed.