8 Jul
The Ultra High-performance & Lightweight 2-seater

It seems Mexico has a thing for ultra lightweight, track-oriented speedsters. Last year we covered the Mastretta MXT, and now there’s word of another Mexican born trackster hitting the marketplace. The very well named VUHL 05 — an acronym for Vehicles of Ultra High-performance and Lightweight — is similar to other 2-seaters like the KTM X-Bow, Ariel Atom, Caterham Seven and Lotus 2-Eleven that put low mass and world class handling at a premium. The VUHL 05 will be powered by a 285bhp 2-litre turbocharged Ford EcoBoost engine, which in and of isn’t remarkable. But when you consider the VUHL only weights in at a Tinkerbell svelte 1,532 lbs (695 kg), you have a diminutive speedster that can zip from 0-62 mph in only 3.7 seconds on the way to a 152 mph top speed. Built around an extruded aluminum monocoque tub with plastic body panels (carbon fiber is optional), the VUHL features four-wheel disk brakes, six-speed manual gearbox, spartan interior and a highly adjustable set-up. The VUHL 05 will debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed later this month, and will start at $84,000 (£55,000) when it hits the market in 2014.

More looks at the VUHL 05 after the Jump…

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One Response to “VUHL 05: The Mexican-Made 1,500-Pound 285-Horsepower Track Superstar”

  1. […] unveiled its brand new roadster at the at the Singapore Grand Prix this past weekend. Like the VUHL 05 and Mastretta MXT before it, the Caterham AeroSeven Concept is an ultra-lightweight speedster aimed […]

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