THE HARDCORE MEXICAN VUHL 05RR REVEALEDDate: 2019-01-23
Ultra-light and packed with power, the Mexican-born VUHL 05RR's acceleration will make your face melt off.
Mexican car manufacturer, VUHL, has taken their track-day car, made it lighter than Mr Bean's Mini and turned the power up to 'nuts', resulting in a hardcore version of their standard VUHL 05 that has supercar acceleration.
The VUHL 05RR, tasked with taking on the KTM X-Bow and Ariel Atom, is powered by Ford’s 2.3-litre four-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost petrol engine which, with 385bhp and 500Nm of torque and a kerb weight of just 675kg, means that 0-62mph is achieved in a mere 2.7 seconds. That's biting at the heels of the Bugatti Chiron.
The new, lighter carbon fibre/aluminium bonded monocoque helps the 05RR achieve a power-to-weight ratio of 600bhp per tonne, driving the rear wheels through a six-speed sequential transmission, to a claimed top speed of 158mph.
Other highlights over the standard vehicle are a lightened flywheel, lightened clutch and carbon fibre wheels with sticky tyres, and a set of track-focused Bilstein suspension.
The RR's aerodynamics have also been tweaked with a new undertray, splitter, diffuser and single-plane rear wing. All of these improvements help the car to generate up to 1.8G of force at full tap through fast corners.
Prices for the base model VUHL 05RR start at £119,500 but, a fully-specced version with a custom-made helmet, titanium exhaust and more, that figure climbs to a brow-sweating £202,020.