Mexican supercar-maker Vuhl has started accepting orders for its roofless, doorless, glassless 05 open-air sports car. We first heard about Vuhl back in 2013 when it introduced the skeletal street racer at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Vuhl is led by brothers Guillermo and Iker Echeverria at its home base in Mexico City. The two have gasoline in their blood thanks to their father Guillermo Sr., who drove professionally and was a tinkerer at home.
A 2.0-liter Ford motor powers the 05 with 285 hp. A curb weight of 1,532 pounds (372 hp per ton) should make the barchetta feel faster than a Corvette (275 hp per ton) and a bit slower than, say, a Viper (385 hp per ton). The sprint to 60 mph should take about 3.5 seconds.

“The Vuhl 05 design is inspired in Can-Am racers from the ’70s,” Iker Echeverria told CNN. “No doors, no roof, no windscreen and an exposed roll bar. The challenge was to make the essence of this iconic car work in a contemporary concept without looking like a retro.”
The 05 takes pieces from all corners of the globe during production. The tub is from Mexico, the engine is American and some of the body panels come from Canada. Additionally, 50 percent of the total parts are from Great Britain.

Vuhl says it plans to produce about 25 cars per year, which will sell for 60,000 British pounds, which converts to about $78,000.

Dealers

UK

Bay 3 Marsh Works, Marsh Lane, Ware, Herts. SG12 9QB
0844 984 6666 – 01920 468580
bespokeperformance.co.uk

VUHL USA
VUHL USA
01 (855) 955
VUHL Miami, Florida

GCC
AFKAR GENERAL TRADING & CONTRACTING CO
Sharq – Khalid Bin Waleed St.
 Block 5–Bld. 5–Al-Matrook Tower- Floor 5
PO Box 1302 Dasman 15464 Kuwait
(965) 22498539
(965) 22498538

Mexico
VUHL HEADQUARTERS
 Campos Elíseos 247,
 Col. Polanco IV Sección,
 Del. Miguel Hidalgo,
México DF, Mexico
CP 11550

Source: Autoweek

A LAUNCH LIKE THIS WOULD NOT WORK ANYWHERE ELSE

BESPOKE PERFORMANCE

THE NAME VUHL STANDS FOR 'VEHICLES OF ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT AND HIGH PERFORMANCE'.

Supercars can be made in Mexico, too

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