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New Mexican Supercar company to launch VUHL 05 at Goodwood FoS

Tue, 12 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0700

A new track-focused, road-legal supercar from Mexican manufacturer Vuhl – the VUHL o5 – will launch at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Supercar companies spring up all over the place with men in sheds thinking they can take on established supercar makers and take a part of the supercar market in the process.

Most fail to get beyond CAD renderings of their dream, but a new Supercar company from Mexico – Vuhl – has the help of established automotive industry names like Ford and Magna Steyr, and they’re promising to reveal their new car – the VUHL 05 – at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in July.

Vuhl (which stands for Vehicles of Ultra- lightweight and High-performance) is the dream of brothers Iker and Guillermo Echeverria whose design agency, Etxe, penned the Vuhl 05, inspired by the exploits of their father - Guillermo Echeverria senior – in  GT and formula racing cars over a thirty year period.

The Vuhl o5 will join a select band of Mexican Supercars when it debuts at Goodwood (until when we only have the Mastretta MXT, recently reviewed by Richard Hammond on Top Gear) and it must have a fighting chance of delivering something worthwhile with the backing of serious automotive players, and funding from the Mexican Government.

We’re assuming the Vuhl 05 is going to be in the style of that other track-focused supercar built by a pair of brothers – the BAC Mono – which will give the Vuhl 05 much to live up to. Ot it could be something else completely; Vuhl aren’t saying.

But Iker Echeverria did say:

We intend VUHL products to be renowned for their effective simplicity and aesthetics guided by a purity of function. The 05 and its successors will also be notable for uncompromising build quality, rigorous attention to detail and a driving experience par excellence.

All will be revealed at Goodwood in July.

By Cars UK