After debuting over a year ago, the VUHL 05 has finally hit the streets. Priced from $85000, this vehicle takes inspiration from the Ariel Atom / KTM X-Bow, and was built specifically to tear up the track. It’s built on a monocoque chassis, with carbon fiber body panels situated atop the aluminum construction to help keep the weight at just 1,532-pounds. Under the hood, you’ll find a Ford sourced turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder EcoBoost engine making 285-horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, matched with a 6-speed manual transmission. Continue reading for three videos and more information.
“The Mexican carmaker quotes a 0-100km/h (62mph) sprint time of 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 245km/h (152mph), which should be more than enough to give you a freaky hairstyle if you don’t wear a helmet, since the 05 doesn’t come with a full windshield. Other interesting bits on the mid-engined Vuhl 05 include a suspension with unequal length double wishbones front and rear, a four-pot caliper braking system with 310mm ventilated cross-drilled discs at the front and 280mm units at the rear, a high ratio rack and pinion steering system, and a set of 17-inch wheels in tires 205/45 up front, and 18-inch rims shod in 235/45 rubber at the back,” reports Car Scoops.