MEXICAN SUPERCAR OEM VUHL AUTOMOTIVE LAUNCHES LIMITED 05RR HERITAGE SERIES INSPIRED BY MOTORSPORTS ICONS.
- Five numbered cars are made available worldwide in Heritage Liveries with unique and distinctive details, not available for regular production vehicles.
- A modern interpretation of historical racing liveries becomes a Collector’s Item that is beautiful, iconic and fun around the circuit.
- To be delivered during the fourth quarter of 2021, the Heritage Series marks the transition into a new production year for VUHL.
July, 2021 – VUHL, the Mexican ultralighweight supercar OEM, has announced their limited run of five vehicles inspired by motorsports icons of the old days, in the form of the 05RR Heritage Series.
A limited and numbered series of five vehicles based on the successful top-of-the-range 05RR is made available in five different liveries, all based on the “Phantom” pattern first seen at the Pebble Beach Concours in 2019, and boasting colors inspired by quintessential motorsports icons of the sixties, seventies and early eighties: a motorsports homage that will not be available again in the future for the 05.
While the technical specifications remain unchanged when compared to the 05RR, the Heritage Series comes as standard with an array of subtle changes not available through the configurator for regular production vehicles such as the darkened housing for the front lights, hand-painted side numerals, titanium exhaust system, glossy carbon finish for the wheels, and a Heritage Series commemorative plaque.
Seen from above, the painted pattern reads out “VUHL” over exposed carbon fiber, in a very modern interpretation of a racing livery while maintaining certain historical elements to it like the roundels with numerals identifying each car from 01 to 05. A central racing stripe in contrasting colors incorporates four VUHL Partners in the form of racing sponsors, all left in exposed carbon fiber.
“Having admired some of the most successful racing teams as I was growing up and taken inspiration from many of them while designing the VUHL 05, it was only natural for us to come back to those motorsports icons which took our breath away; now with a homage” - Iker Echeverria / VUHL Managing Director.
Having recently set record-breaking lap times in Spain, France and México and established its performance capabilities, VUHL takes a step forward into the personalization of each vehicle with the 05RR Heritage Series. Not only does it represent the performance capabilities of the 05 platform, it now becomes a collector’s item, one that’s as beautiful and iconic as it is fun to push to its limits around a racing circuit.
The Heritage Series marks the end of the yearly production, celebrated at a private VUHL-only track day. The five vehicles are set to be delivered during the fourth quarter of 2021 at an Iconic racing circuit in México, to then be shipped to their final destination.
For further details on the Heritage Series, please contact our dealers in your region.
Renderings by Abimelec Design for VUHL Automotive. All rights reserved.
The RR designation stands for Road and Race, an indication of the car’s focused character and supercar level performance. Compared to the standard 05, weight is reduced by 65kg to 660kg dry. The output of the 2.3 liter turbocharged inline-4 is increased to 400hp and 380 lb-ft. These figures give a power-to-weight ratio of 600hp/tonne, which coupled with the sequential paddle-shift gearbox, results in a 0-60 time of 2.7 seconds.
A lightened flywheel, race clutch, and carbon fiber wheels significantly reduce rotational inertia, while lowering the powertrain in the chassis by 50mm has dropped the center of gravity of the car. A limited-slip differential is standard, as are track-focused suspension and steering systems. Grip is increased by an all-new high-downforce setup that includes a large single-plane rear wing. The car is capable of 1.8G of lateral acceleration.