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.
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.