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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