VŪHL 05 Supercar

Special Cars 14 Jul 2013
VŪHL 05 Supercar

The new images and details on the VŪHL 05, the Mexican lightweight mid-engined supercar that is set to go on sale in 2014.

The VŪHL 05 is characterized by a total weight of just 695 kg – the monocoque weighs just 78kg – and is powered 2-liter version of Ford’s DOHC turbocharged EcoBoost engine, delivering 285bhp and 420Nm.

VUHL 05 Supercar

The resulting a power to weight ratio is 400bhp per tonne, which allows the supercar to sprint from zero to 100kph in 3.7 seconds and to reach a top speed of 245kph.

VUHL 05 Supercar

The chassis comprises a three-section bonded tub constructed from aluminum extrusions and aluminum honeycomb – aerospace technology that endows the 05 with a remarkably high level of torsional rigidity for optimum handling.

VUHL 05 Supercar

Bolted direct to the passenger cell is a chrome-moly steel subframe housing the engine and rear suspension. A three-stage forward crash structure and double layer sidewalls provide a matchless level of protection for the occupants.

The standard body is made from RTM reinforced plastic, but carbon-fiber is an option. The aerodynamic features include a flat underbody, front and lateral splitters, rear diffuser and rear spoiler.

The suspension is by unequal length double wishbones front and rear. Braking is by four-pot alloy callipers all-round, operating on 310mm ventilated cross-drilled discs at the front and 280mm units at the rear.

VUHL 05 Supercar Interior

Custom equipment can include: carbon bucket seats; 330mm quick release water-resistant suede-covered steering wheel; electronic data acquisition dash; integral HD camera; and water-resistant Dinamica suede trim.

VUHL 05 Supercar Interior detail VUHL 05 Supercar Interior detail

Orders are being taken now for delivery beginning in the spring of 2014 – initially limited to the UK and North America. Pricing will start from c.£55,000 (plus tax, plus shipping).

VŪHL 05 – Dimensions and weight

Width 1876mm
Length 3718mm
Height 1120mm
Wheelbase 2300mm
Ground clearance 110mm
Dry weight 695kg
Kerb weight 725kg
Power to weight ratio 400bhp/tonne
Weight distribution 37/63 (front/rear)

About VŪHL

Guillermo Echeverria senior, the father of its designers Guillermo and Iker Echeverria, was a professional driver who built and successfully raced his own cars for 30 years. The sons inherited his passion and knowledge and added qualifications in transportation design. Guillermo Junior has direct experience of the performance car industry, while Iker won the Mexican QUORUM Industrial Design Award in 2007 when still a student.

The brothers subsequently formed their own Mexico City/Detroit-based design agency, ETXE, which having worked on projects for numerous global brands.

(Source: VUHL)


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