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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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

 

ACS Congratulates VUHL, the birth of a new sports car

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It’s not every day you witness the birth of a new car company, today is the first time the world hears of VUHL . A new car company to launch its road legal supercar; the 05. Inauguration will be hosted at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, UK July 11- 14 2013.

VUHL (which is pronounced ‘vool’ and stands for Vehicles of Ultra-lightweight and High-performance) is designed to be the ultimate track car you can drive from  home!  ACS Composite  based in Montreal, Canada, is proud to be VUHL main body panel manufacturer and is thrilled to be involved in the supercar. If you won’t be able to attend the festival be sure to keep your eyes open for news update as VUHL makes its debut.

About ACS: Advanced Composite Specialties Inc. (ACS) is an OEM composite supplier offering Automotive Component solutions. ACS has proven its mark in the automotive industry by converting and upgrading previous hand lay up projects into a high quality RTM product. By doing so it has enabled its customers to increase their product output, reduce their reject rate and increase profitability. ACS assists its customers in product development, design, engineering, manufacturing, tooling design and fabrication.

Press Release

VUHL – remember the name. It is that of a highly specialist vehicle manufacturer that’s about to sprint from the shadows. The company’s first product, the VUHL 05, is a road-legal lightweight supercar that’s been precision-engineered for the track and endowed with exhilarating performance. It will be launched at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, UK, July 11-14 and bring a breath of fresh air to the premium track-day sector.

While VUHL has been a well preserved secret (until now), its inventory of renowned suppliers and development partners reads like an international who’s who of the performance car industry, and includes: Magna Steyr, Multimatic, Ford and more. Embodying the ultimate in automotive technology from around the world, the newcomer’s handling was optimised in the UK, while its bodies will be fabricated in Canada, and the chassis production and final assembly conducted by the advanced manufacturing concern Adman Leku in Mexico City. VUHL’s European arm is headquartered in Luxembourg.

VUHL (the name is pronounced ‘vool’ and stands for ‘Vehicles of Ultra- lightweight and High-performance) is the brainchild of brothers Iker and Guillermo Echeverria, whose Mexican/American design agency, Etxe, penned the breath-taking 05. Their profound passion for all things automotive grew 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. The company’s blue-chip backers include private investors and the Mexican Government.

Said Iker: “We intend VUHL products to be renowned for their effective simplicity and aesthetics guided by a purity of function. The 05 and its successors will also be notable for uncompromising build quality, rigorous attention to detail and a driving experience par excellence.”

Further details of the exciting VUHL 05 will be released very soon – see http://www.VUHL05.com for regular updates.

Source [VUHL]