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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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.
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First puplic photograph of Vuhl05

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As the launch of the VUHL05 nears the anticipation is growing. Launch will take place at this year’s Goodwood Festival. Be sure to stay tuned as images of the car leak out. Featured this week on Jalopnik is a frontal view of the beast.

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The VŪHL 05 Is A Canadian-Mexican Lightweight Supercar

The VŪHL 05 is a Mexican supercar that uses a body made in Canada, Michelin tires and most likely Ford power. Expect lightweight construction and a debut at Goodwood next month.P

Not much has been revealed so far about Mexico’s newest shot at the supercar market, but one thing is certain: VŪHL (Vehicles of Ultra High-performance and Lightweight) will be misspelled in print as VÜHL at some point.P

The 05 is the brainchild of brothers Iker and Guillermo Echeverria, who’s experience comes from their father, a veteran GT and formula racing car builder. The car is expected to have Ford power and a track-focused setup, but it will be road legal in order to stay on the practical side of the lot.

Source [Jalopnik]