Mexican supercar manufacturer VUHL has revealed a new, upgraded ‘05RR’ model.
The lightweight 05RR makes its world debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend. With reduced weight over the ’05’ model and 25 percent more power, 0-62mph takes 2.7 seconds and top speed is 160mph. The upgraded model features a lowered centre of gravity - by 50mm - and high speed steering rack as well as running on ultra-lightweight carbon fibre wheels shod with Michelin Cup 2 tyres. A revised aero package also features, which includes a full-width rear wing and F1-inspired diffuser strakes.
Road-registered but track-focused, the VUHL 05RR comes with full carbon fibre bodywork and a hybrid aluminium-carbon monocoque to trim its already low weight by over 10 percent to 640kg dry. Its 2.3l Ecoboost engine, with 6-speed sequential gearbox, produces 385 horsepower, marking a gain of 100bhp over the original VUHL 05. The resulting 600bhp-per-tonne statistic is greater than the Ferrari F12 tdf, McLaren P1 and Bugatti Veyron, says VUHL.
F1 team Manor Racing's reserve driver Jordan King, who'll be driving the 05RR at Goodwood said: “There’s usually a big difference between what people consider a supercar and what is a proper racing car. I’m really excited to drive the Vuhl 05RR because it has the perfect recipe: lightweight to the core, huge power-to-weight, and it looks incredible. Goodwood is going to be a tonne of fun.”
Iker Echeverria, VUHL Technical Director: “The Goodwood Festival of Speed is a Mecca for performance car aficionados and the perfect place to reveal the stunning new 05RR. We’ve upgraded this car in every area to make it faster, more engaging and more aggressive.”
VUHL cars are sold in the UK through Bespoke Performance based in Ware, who will be supporting VUHL at Goodwood.