The Vuhl 05 supercar unveiled

4 July, 2013 | by Benedict Pather

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They say some things are best kept secret. We however, cannot see how anyone could keep this new rock star under wraps any longer.

After months of tight-lipped secrecy, aside from rumors and a teaser pic, the Vuhl 05 road-legal supercar has landed. This Mexican hopeful was recently unveiled at the Royal Automotive Club in London.

The brainchild of Vuhl Automotive founders Guillermo and Iker Echeverria, who are following in the footsteps of their father Guillermo senior – who for around three decades has been involved with the construction of racing cars.

The name Vuhl – which is pronounced ‘vool’, stands for Vehicles of Ultra High-Performance and Lightweight. We’ll see about that.

The body is said to be fabricated in Canada, while chassis production and the final assembly will be conducted by manufactures in Mexico City.

Speaking of international relations, a variety of parties are involved in this supercar project, with everyone from Ford to Michelin, to private investors and even the Mexican government adding input.

The car is scheduled to undergo further tests both in Europe and the USA while production is scheduled to start in November. Vuhl Automotive hopes to do their first deliveries by April next year. Bring it!

Design Director, Iker Echeverria said they are “looking forward to the 05’s world public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed where we will appear alongside many of our heroes from the world of motorsport and supercars”.

The real test however is yet to come, how we’d love to have The Stig take it for a spin around the galaxy or see this new kid go up against the likes of the equally fast-looking BAC Mono.

Before bets are placed take into account that the Echeverria brothers clearly mean business. But hey, a little competition never hurt anyone, right?

     

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