While we’re still waiting for the standard VUHL 05 sports car to come out of its shell and show us what it’s capable of, the Mexican firm that builds this thing has announced a lighter, tighter, more performance oriented version of the car. Called VUHL 05RR, the track focused sports car is set to make a dynamic debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
To be showcased at the Michelin Supercar Paddock, VUHL 05RR has a rather simple recipe for greatness: reduce weight and improve the aerodynamics. This, say VUHL, is enough to transform their sports car into a serious speed machine that wold gratify the needs of even the most hard-core track enthusiast. Since they haven’t mention anything about the powertrain we’re going to assume the RR has the same 285 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the standard model.
VUHL 05RR will be driven up the Goodwood hill by British 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.”