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The VŪHL 05 is a brand new street-legal road car being built in Central America by the Echeverria brothers. Details on the extremely lightweight, six-speed manual Supercar have just been released and I have the "official" photos that all the car mags have PLUS lots of unofficial images of the vehicle for you.
In case you were wondering, 'Vuhl' stands for ‘Vehicles of Ultra High Performance.’ The car was developed for enthusiasts who appreciate an intuitive engine and a fast vehicle that is great fun to drive.
above: VŪHL (pronounced ‘vool’) stands for Vehicles of Ultra High-performance and Lightweight and is the brainchild of brothers Iker and Guillermo Echeverria.
The Unveiling at London's Royal Automobile Club
Before I get into the technical specs, details and many more photos, here are 10 pics from the Global Preview and first unveiling held at London's Royal Automobile Club on July 3rd:
above: TheVŪHL 05 at London's Royal Automobile Club
above: Sir Stirling Moss and Tim Keown, Chairman of the FIA Foundation are talked through the car by Guillermo Echeverria
More Pics and Technical Details:
There's a mid-mounted 2.0-litre Ford Ecoboost engine, with 285bhp and 310lb ft. Because of the featherweight aluminum monocoque chassis, the power to weight ratio is an impressive 400bhp per tonne. So the Vuhl will do 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 152mph.
above: the Vuhl 05 being tested on a secret track mid-June
Lots of attention is paid to the details. The interior of the VUHL 05 features fancy carbon fiber bucket racing seats, a quick-release suede trimmed steering wheel, data acquisition system, and water-resistant Dinamica suede trim. An integrated HD Camera mounted into the bulkhead between the seats has a record button on the dash that allows you to view your driving experience. Simply plug in a USB stick afterwards to download it.
Exterior Close-ups and details:
The company’s blue-chip backers include private investors and the Mexican Government.
Vuhl hopes to have the first customer cars into the UK for spring 2014 and the brothers Echeverria are also talking to representatives in the USA about getting it over here. For the UK, prices will start at about £70,00 ($104,153.42 USD)
images courtesy of VŪHL Automotive and Simon Cudd of Bell & Ross