Vuhl to debut 05 car at Goodwood FestivalTue, 12 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0700
A Mexico-based carmaker says it will debut what it calls a supercar at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July.
The company is named Vuhl—pronounced “vool”—and its first product will be the 05, described as a road-legal lightweight car engineered for the track.
We don't know much about the 05, and Vuhl didn't give us much to go on besides a teaser photo of the car's front end. In a press release, the company says its suppliers are brands you've heard of, such as Magna Steyr, Multimatic and Ford. We've reached out to them, and are waiting to hear back.
Vuhl stands for “Vehicles of Ultra-lightweight and High performance.”
The press release says the car's handling was engineered in the United Kingdom; its bodies will be built in Canada and chassis production will go to the Adman Leku plant in Mexico City. The company's European headquarters is in Luxemburg.
The announcement says the car was conceived by brothers Iker and Guillermo Echeverria, and penned by their design agency, Etxe. According to Vuhl, the brothers grew their passion through a hands-on role in the GT and formula cars that were built and campaigned over 30 years by their father, Guillermo Echeverria Sr.
According to the release, investors include private donors and the Mexican government.
This is the Vuhl teaser shot with a little Photoshop magic thrown in.
By Jake Lingeman