The company hints at more power, too.
Vuhl, the boutique sports car maker from Mexico, will debut its more hardcore 05RR at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in late June. The lighter variant of the brand’s current 05 will be on display there in the Michelin Supercar Paddock, and Formula One test driver Jordan King will run the upgraded model up the Goodwood Hillclimb.
Vuhl is keeping specific details about the 05RR under wraps for now, and the company’s teaser images (below) don’t give away any of the secrets. The brand promises an “aggressive mass reduction” and better aerodynamics from track testing of the 05. The company also claims upgrades to “all the car’s systems to make it faster.” Those improvements would suggest more power than the current 2.0-liter, four-cylinder Ford EcoBoost engine with 285 horsepower and 310 pound-feet.
Expect to pay a premium over the 05's 59,995 pounds ($85,293) when the hotter version eventually goes on sale. According to Vuhl, “the 05RR will be positioned above the standard VUHL 05 as the choice of the true track and performance enthusiast.” The improvements will keep the new model road legal, so drivers will be able to take it from home to the track and back. Owners will now be able to turn even faster lap times, though.
Gallery: Vuhl 05RR Teaser
VUHL TO DEBUT NEW TRACK-FOCUSED 05RR AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED 2016
13/06/16 from VUHL
The VUHL 05, which is now on sale in the UK, is about to meet its lighter, faster, track-focused younger brother at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016.
Part of the new category, Race Cars for the Road, within the Michelin Supercar Paddock at the Festival of Speed, the new VUHL 05RR will be revealed for the first time and driven up the famed Goodwood Hillclimb by UK rising star GP2 driver and Formula 1 test driver, Jordan King.
Iker Echeverria, VUHL Technical Director, said: “I am so looking forward to returning to the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year, with our new 05RR car. We have upgraded all the car’s systems to make it faster, more engaging and even more track focused. We feel very close to the UK market, as around 50% of our componentry is developed and produced in Britain, and it is the place we debuted our first car.”
The new 05RR is the result of extensive track development of the 05, combined with aggressive mass reduction and aero programmes and the sourcing of top quality components specified in collaboration with partner suppliers’ engineering teams.
The 05RR will be positioned above the standard VUHL 05 as the choice of the true track and performance enthusiast. Still road legal, the 05RR retains a number of comfort options to ensure enjoyable and useable on-road performance.
More information will be released from the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which takes place from 23-26 June 2016.
VUHL cars are sold in the UK through Bespoke Performance (www.bespokeperformance.co.uk) based in Ware, Hertfordshire – who will be supporting VUHL and welcoming visitors across the four days of the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016.