VŪHL 05 supercar set for Goodwood Festival of Speed unveiling
June 16, 2013
There's been a flood of boutique supercar manufacturers unleashing their creations on the world this year. Already we’ve seen Italy’s Icona show off its Vulcano in Shanghai, Pininfarina’s Sergio tribute unit, the Vencer Sarthe from the Netherlands and Britain’s Radical RXC. Next month, the international flavoring of the supercar melting pot gets more diverse with the addition of the VŪHL 05 from Mexico-based VŪHL (Vehicles of Ultra High-performance and Lightweight).
Set to make its public debut at Goodwood’s Festival of Speed next month, the VŪHL 05 is a little different from most supercars we’ve seen to date. With two new images released since Gizmag’s last encounter with VŪHL, it’s hard to make further stylistic comments, but from the track image the car looks to be a compact open top racer, sans windscreen that resembles a Can-am racer from the 1960s.
VŪHL was founded by brothers Iker and Guillermo Echeverria, whose experience comes from real world exposure to GT and formula racing at the hands of their father, racer/builder, Guillermo Echeverria Sr. So the history and the knowledge is there to produce something interesting, but we'll have to wait until the car rolls out in the UK next month for horsepower, drivetrain configurations or other technical details.
What is known is that the bodies will be fabricated in Canada before being shipped to Mexico, where the car will be assembled. VŪHL has also partnered with Michelin who will be supplying tires for the 05 for track testing purposes.
The VŪHL 05 will make its world debut at the UK’s Goodwood Festival of Speed that runs from July 11 to 14 and is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year..