After a successful debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed a few weeks ago, the makers of the Mexican VUHL 05 sports car announced they are now committed to a full scale production plan, beginning from November. Mind you, full scale production for VUHL is about 20 units.
That was the goal of VUHL Automotive when they entered the car into GFoS: to secure sufficient orders for a batch of 20 ‘Edition One’ (top specification) models. With that in the bag, the business case is made and they can start the production.
They have more serious enquirers from the UK, central Europe, USA and Mexico, but anyone placing their orders now is going to have to wait a bit longer. The first batch of cars are scheduled to reach their customers in the Spring of 2014.
And they probably will receive more orders, as VUHL 05 is scheduled to make an appearance at the Salon Prive exotic car show next month. The 05 classifies in the same category as cars like the Caterham 7, Ariel Atom, and BAC Mono. It is basically a track car with a very interesting design; a 2.0 liter 285bhp and 420Nm of torque Ford engine; 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds; and top speed of 155 mph.
Projected price for the VUHL 05 is £55,000, but the finished product will probably cost a few grand more than that.