Published on January 31st, 2019 | by Subhash Nair0
Check out this ‘Exotic’ Mexican Supercar, the VUHL 05RR
European brands seem to have a monopoly over the supercar category. But when a sizeable chunk of these ‘exotic’ cars are coming from the same geographical area, the ‘exotic’ element gets lost, doesn’t it? Especially when you consider just how many units and new variants are being churned out every month. In Mexico, they do supercars a little differently. This company, VUHL, makes performance-focused machines that might entice those looking for a purer experience.
VUHL stands for ‘VEHICLES OF ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT AND HIGH PERFORMANCE’. They’ve been making street legal supercars since 2008. This 05RR model is their latest offering. Almost every element has been enhanced from the brand’s first iteration, the 05; offering the ultimate driving experience on the racetrack and the road.
It has a maximum dry weight of just 660kg thanks to a lightweight flywheel, lighter race clutch and full carbon wheels. This also gives it lower rotational inertia. Its 2.3-litre Ford EcoBoost petrol engine allows it to reach 60mph in just 2.7 seconds from a standstill.
Several years of intense development from VUHL’s team of international engineers have yielded a supercar that is not just beautiful to look at and efficient aerodynamically, but one that boasts the highest power-to-weight ratio within its market.