VŪHL Says It Has Enough Orders To Put 05 Roadster Into Production [W/Video]

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By Noah JosephRSS feed

Posted Aug 23rd 2013 9:45AM

If we had a nickel for every independent sportscar project started by people we’d never heard of and that never came to fruition, well… we might actually have enough money to put one of them into production. But every once in a while we end up pleasantly surprised. And we just might be by the VŪHL 05.

The project, as you may recall, is the brainchild of a pair of Mexican brothers based in Detroit, and calls for a lightweight track car along the lines of the Ariel AtomKTM X-Bow or BAC Mono. VŪHL Automotive launched the 05 just last month at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it was driven up Lord March’s lawn by F1 driver Esteban Gutierrez. Its featherlike 660 kilogram (1,500-pound) curb weight is motivated by a 2.0-litre turbo four sourced from Ford and mounted amidships, driving 285 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque through a six-speed manual to the rear wheels for a claimed 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) time of 3.7 second

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Changing someone’s life can be easy… Texting while driving…

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Everyday we get the opportunity to live life and make the most of it…. on better days we also get the opportunity to make others smile… Clearly we are empowered to make a difference every single day. Crazy to think how every action has a reaction, this is very true and often not taken seriously.  We take the little things for granted but what if I said tomorrow morning you can save someone’s life ? Certainly you would listen, life is precious !

I’ll be the first to admit, I am hooked to my phone every waking hour… my drive to work consist of a series of calls. At the office;  I’ll be emailing, texting and answering calls simultaneously. Our phone has become our connection to the world… it has become the  way we live, the way we express ourselves. Technology is really changing the way we use these tools. Bluetooth has really improved the use of the cellphone in our cars…  I can’t blame someone for answering a call when the average commute to work is 30-45 minutes…  I use my phone throughout my car ride, using voice recognition tools and voice texting has enabled me to do this..  even with this,  I will admit it can get distracting…

Well about a week ago I saw a video which made me stop and think… since that day, i get in the car, plug my car to the charger and lock it in my glove box….  Yes, it may seem childish, I feel this is the only way curiosity will not get the best of me. My blue tooth will still accept calls, and can still outcall… but my fingers won’t touch that screen until my car stops…. One glimpse, will make a difference. The video states the obvious, watching it makes you realize how selfish we can be.  On another note, we also realize how easily we can improve ourselves and make it right. Let’s learn from other’s mistakes.

I invite you to watch the following documentary created by  by Werner Herzog. More importantly, I invite you to throw your phone in the glove box while driving, and yes, save someones life.

ACS Composite in the Business Section of the Gazette

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ACS Composite is featured on the cover of the Gazette Business Section (August 8th, 2013). A great article written by Kevin Mio, ACS Composite has been operating in the Lachine for the past decade focusing mainly on the US Specialty Auto Market. The story covers our history, current projects and future plans…

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Moulding resin and composite into success

Images from Goodwood’s Festival of Speed 2013 (1 of …)

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The Festival of Speed is the largest motoring outdoor festivity in the world – Held in Goowood England it is a venue like no others.  Set in a Garden and wrapped by a racetrack there is no other event it can be compared to. Where else can you possibly gather a mix of exotic cars, new releases, stars and motor sport ‘royalty’ to create the largest car culture event in the world.  This is a true celebration of the Automobile, overwhelming, fascinating and definitely an experience to live at least once in a lifetime.

The 2013 Festival of Speed celebrated the best of the first 20 years of this event, this is more than a car show, it is The Cultural Automotive Event.  This year special homage was set to celebrate Porsche 911’s 50th anniversary, an icon to say the least.  Below are a few select images, definitely much more to come….

ACST4 Splitter Installation Video

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Our ACST4 Splitter is part of our second generation of Camaro Performance panels, this includes our

ACS T4 Splitter (For Camaro SS, Pn 33-4-099)

ACS T5 Splitter (For Camaro LS LT, Pn 33-4-101)

ACS T4/T5 Side Rockers (For all, except Zl1, Pn 33-4-027)

ACST4 Ports and serveral others.  (For Camaro SS, Pn 33-4-097)

Below is our latest, a ACST4 Splitter install video submitted by a customer.

VŪHL 05 Mid-Engine Two-Seater Powerd By Ford EcoBoost Announced

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It’s finally here and for the world to see. The VUHL05 will be officially introduced at next week’s Festical of Speed in Goodwood England. Below is the official sneak peak of images and specs on the car presented on Autoblog.

ACS Composite  is extremely proud to be the body manufacturer for the VUHL05. Working with the VUHL Team has been exhilarating and gratifying. We wish the team and the car great success ! It is an engineering marvel  !

Read on for details on the car.

VŪHL 05 Mid-Engine Two-Seater Powerd By Ford EcoBoost Announced

This past spring we reported on the first rumblings of a new, small performance car company starting up in Mexico, called VŪHL (which stands for “Vehicles of Ultra-lightweight and High-performance). Development of the company’s first product, the VŪHL 05 seems to be moving along nicely – we now have some images, specs and pricing information from the freshly minted automaker.

VŪHL had set out to make the 05 a car in the mold of super-lightweight track stars like the Ariel Atom andKTM X-Bow, and the design and styling seem to have hit the nail on the head. The open-top car is built on a monocoque chassis that weighs just 78 kilograms (172 pounds), and the dry weight of the full car tips the scales at just 695 kilograms (1,532 pounds). A great start.

Powering the svelte 05 is a 2.0-litre Ford EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, which has been tuned to produce 285 horsepower and nearly 310 pound-feet of torque.

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VULH being Tested and New Details Surface

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Published on Jun 12, 2013

EXCLUSIVE NEW IMAGE OF THE VUHL 05 RELEASED

Michelin Technical Support Arrangement Announced

Following the global announcement from VŪHL Automotive in March, confirming it is embarking on the launch of an all-new road-legal lightweight supercar — the VŪHL 05 — the company today releases an exclusive new image of the car being tested at a secret location.

In addition, VŪHL Automotive is proud to confirm that it has entered into a technical support arrangement wîth Michelin, and will be supported by the renowned tyre brand for the VŪHL 05 global public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, from 11-14 July 2013.

The VŪHL 05 arrives in the ÚK next month, in time for its world debut at Goodwood, fully equipped wîth Michelin tyres. Embodying the ultimate in automotive technology from around the world, the supercar’s handling has been optimised in the ÚK, wîth further testing and development taking place, wîth assistance from Michelin in the Ú.S. and Europe, later this year. Car bodies will be fabricated in Canada wîth final assembly conducted by the advanced manufacturing concern, Adman Leku in Mexico City.

VŪHL Automotive director, Iker Echeverria, said: ‘We are so pleased to add Michelin to our inventory of supporting companies, and look forward to the results of our testing wîth a variety of the brand’s renowned tyres at their facilities in Europe and the Ú.S later this year. We will take part in the supercar run as part of the ‘First Glance’ class at Goodwood, and look forward to appearing on the stand at the Michelin Supercar Paddock amongst many of our heroes from the world of high performance cars and motorsport.’

VŪHL (pronounced ‘vool’) stands for Vehicles of Últra High-performance and Lightweight) is the brainchild of brothers Iker and Guillermo Echeverria, whose Mexico City-based design company penned the breath-taking 05 car. Their profound passion for all things automotive comes from a hands-on role in the GT and formula racing cars successfully built and campaigned over a 30-year period by their father, Guillermo Echeverria senior.

Backed by a number of blue-chip companies and the Mexican government, and wîth an inventory of renowned suppliers and development partners that includes Ford, Multimatic and now Michelin, the VŪHL 05 has been precision engineered for the track and endowed wîth exhilarating performance for both the road and the circuit.
Source – VUHL