Vuhl 05 | The Mexican Roadster
Not only Chevrolet, Nissan and Volkswagen, nor Dinalpin or Mastretta. The new deal regarding the production of high performance cars now has added a new chapter called Vuhl 05 which bears the signature of two brothers from Mexico City, Guillermo and Iker Echevarria, coming from a family involved in the first person in motorsport. He forms a unvarnished roadster which has the heart of Ford EcoBoost and will be presented in the form officer to the public in the coming days, at the prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Vuhl 05 was revealed in the past few hours in London’s Pall Mall, home of the Royal Automobile Club, in a ceremony attended by, among others, the legendary Stirling Moss. The car which confirms our advanced rumors in March about his participation at the Goodwood Festival of Speed owes its name to an acronym. Vuhl indicates Vehicles of Ultra-High Performance and Lightweight.
Vuhl 05 Roadster up close
Vuhl 05 Roadster rear
Vuhl 05 Roadster side
Global car in the sense of program design, Vuhl 05 is characterized by a dry weight of 695 kg, has a monocoque chassis with three section aluminum honeycomb. Powertrain and rear suspension are bolted directly to the cell interior through a frame made of chrome molybdenum. The standard housing is reinforced with plastic made by RTM and is optionally available in carbon fiber. The interior is definitely for racing and provides the bare minimum space for driver and front passenger bucket seats with carbon shell, small steering wheel lined in suede leather, electronic instrumentation with software acquisition parameters of the car and built in camera HD. The Vuhl 05 showcases an old acquaintance, the 2 liter Ford EcoBoost twin cam turbocharged which here delivers 285 hp and 420 Nm of torque mated to a six speed manual. These performance figures give a maximum speed of 244 km / h, acceleration 0-100 km / h in 3.7 seconds.
Vuhl 05 Roadster front
Vuhl 05 Roadster face
On the occasion of the premiere of Goodwood, the go will be given to the orders. The first deliveries of Vuhl 05 shall be fixed by spring 2014. Initially, the markets will be UK and the USA and then exports will be extended to other European countries, as well as China and the Middle East. The production volume is indicated by 50 units per year.