The name may sound German to most, but the new Vuhl 05 that was revealed to a special audience at the Royal Automobile Club in London, UK, for the very first time today, is in fact the creation of a Mexican based company, the name of which is pronounced ‘vool’ and stands for Vehicles of Ultra High-performance and Lightweight.
The 05 open-air supercar is the brainchild of brothers Iker and Guillermo Echeverria, with Vuhl being backed by a number of blue-chip companies and the Mexican Government, while the company’s suppliers and development partners include Ford, Multimatic and Michelin.
While the 05 was shown in production guise in front of the press and VIP guests that included Sir Stirling Moss and Chairman of the FIA Foundation Tim Keown, Vuhl is keeping most details under wraps, at least until the public premiere of the car at next week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in England (July 11-14).
Vuhl said that the 05 will compete in the ‘First Glance’ class at Goodwood as part of the Michelin Supercar Run, piloted on Friday and Saturday by British driver and former Renault UK and Formula Ford Festival Champion Duncan Tappy, and on the Sunday, by Mexican F1 rookie Esteban Gutiérrez.
Production of the 05 is scheduled to commence this November, with the bodies fabricated in Canada and final assembly taking place at Adman Leku in Mexico City. The first cars will arrive to their owners in spring of next year.