Say hello to the VUHL 05, a new, lightweight sports two-seater created by designers Guillermo and Iker Echeverria, whose father Guillermo Echeverria Sr. was a professional driver and racer. Weighing in at a total of 695 kg, the car’s chassis features a three-section bonded tub constructed from aluminium extrusions and aluminium honeycomb, aerospace technology that assures smooth handling.
The 05’s body is made from RTM reinforced plastic with optional carbon fiber and features that include a flat underbody, front and lateral splitters, rear diffuser and rear spoiler.The car is powered by a 2-liter version of Ford’s award-winning DOHC turbocharged EcoBoost engine, which produces 285 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. The car clocks at 3.7 seconds in the 0-60 sprint and reaches top speed of 152 miles per hour. A six-speed manual transmission is included and a high ratio rack and pinion system handles steering.
“Our background means the VUHL 05 has been developed by enthusiasts for enthusiasts,” said Iker Echeverria. “We were determined to create a highly intuitive machine that was both stirringly fast and immense fun to drive – a car we ourselves would want to own. We have endeavoured to endow it with class-leading ergonomics and a contemporary silhouette of striking proportions, and the aim of uncompromising build quality has underpinned the project since day one.”
The interior features carbon bucket seats, a 330 mm quick release water-resistant suede-covered steering wheel, electronic data acquisition dash, an integral HD camera and water-resistant Dinamica suede trim.
The VUHL 05 will be available in the United Kingdom and North America starting at a retail price of £55,000 ($84,000). Orders are being accepted now, with delivery anticipated next spring. Various upgrades are available.
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