VUHL Secures Enough Orders To Produce the 05
When VUHL launched the 05 sports racer at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, it came to the event knowing that it needed to garner significant interest from buyers if the car was ever going to be produced.
Well, it appears that its objective was met after VUHL automotive director Guillermo Echeverria announced that the company would be proceeding building a first batch of the top-grade Edition One 05 sports cars.
“Our aim for Goodwood was quite specific – to accrue sufficient orders for a batch of 20 ‘Edition One’ (top specification) models and," Echeverria said in a statement. "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."
That’s good news for a start-up company like VUHL that’s trying to make a dent in the industry. It’s even better news for those customers who signed up to buy the car, paving the way for the company to build them.
The first orders of the VUHL 05 are expected to enter production with a delivery date some time next year. The company is still accepting orders, too, which means that if you have £55,000 ($86,225 / €64,505) to spare, you can be one of the first in the world to own this highly unconventional, albeit ridiculously fast open-top sports car.
Click past the jump to read about the VUHL 05
Born from the minds of brothers Iker and Guillermo Echeverria, the VUHL 05 sports car isn’t your typical high-powered coupe.
It doesn’t look like one, thanks to an open-type set-up that makes good use of a monocoque that weights just 171 pounds, which helps ensures a dry weight of just 1,532 pounds. It’s track-specific configuration also makes for an ideal track-day racer, highlighted in no small part by a 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine that develops 285 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque while connected to a six-speed manual transmission.
The 05’s performance numbers allow it to hit 62 mph in just 3.7 seconds to go with a top speed of 152 mph.