VUHL has opened the order books in U.K. for the “05” sports car which kicks off at £59,995.
Starting today, Mexican specialty marque VUHL is displaying a right-hand-drive 05 in production guise at the London Motor Show to coincide with the model’s U.K. sales lunch. It has to face some very stiff competition coming from more reputable models such as the Ariel Atom, KTM X-Bow, BAC Mono, and Caterham R300. Just like the other four, the VUHL 05 is designed to serve as a very fun track toy that you can also legally drive on public roads.
The two-seater is motivated by a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder Ford EcoBoost engine which pushes out 285 horsepower (212 kilowatts) and 310 pound-feet (420 newton meters) of torque. It weighs just 1,532 pounds (695 kilograms), so it has an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 410 hp / ton. To achieve such a lightweight construction, VUHL developed a bonded aluminum monocoque wrapped in a reinforced plastic body, with an optional carbon fiber variant available at an additional cost.
With a respectable amount of power in such a light body, it’s no wonder the VUHL 05 will sprint to 62 mph (100 kph) from a standstill in only 3.7 seconds before maxing out at 152 mph (245 kph). To stop efficiently, the track-focused machine has 310-mm front and 280-mm rear ventilated discs matched with four-piston aluminum calipers.
You can check out this exact car until Sunday at stand M4 in Hall 1 at Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park during the ongoing 2016 London Motor Show.