Following the extremely successful debut of the VŪHL 05 sports car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013, the car is set to enter production in November this year.
When discusssing the exciting announcement, VŪHL Automotive director Guillermo Echeverria said, “Our aim for Goodwood was quite specific – to accrue sufficient orders for a batch of 20 ‘Edition One’ (top specification) models and, with the serious enquiries already received from the UK, central Europe, USA and Mexico, we are well on the way to achieving that and more. Production will therefore commence in November as planned, with the first cars due to enter customers’ hands during the spring of next year.”
“We could not have wished for a better response from the media and public alike and, as hoped, it is clear the car is just as appealing to those wanting an ultra-cool car for the road as the serious trackday enthusiasts seeking an alternative to the offerings of more established manufacturers.”
Powering the lightweight VŪHL 05 is a 2-litre version of the Ford DOHC turbocharged EcoBoost engine. Output is 285bhp with 420Nm of torque which gives a power to weight ratio of 400bhp per tonne. This results in a 0-100kph time of 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 245km/h. Purists will be pleased to hear that VŪHL will offer a six-speed manual gearbox.
When discussing the appeal of the VŪHL 05, Echeverria said, “The enthusiastic feedback we’ve received has been very rewarding. People generally love the car’s unique design, build quality and highly competitive power to weight ratio. We’ve been asked everything from whether a coupé version is on the cards to whether the roadster will form the basis of a one-make race series. The answer is ‘watch this space’, for anything is possible!”