Lightest, most powerful VUHL yet breaks cover at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City, ahead of Race of Champions event
Mechanical grip, aerodynamic performance and power all enhanced improvements on 05RR compared to previous VUHL models
Power improvement of 115bhp, weight reduced by 65kg and steering and suspension systems uprated
VUHL cars to make international dynamic appearances at the Race Of Champions in hometown Mexico City
19 January 2019 – VUHL 05RR, the latest road-legal lightweight supercar, was revealed to an exclusive audience in Mexico City for the first time today.
The heavily-uprated VUHL 05RR is a masterclass in power, finesse and grip. Almost every element has been upgraded from the brand’s first iteration, the 05, offering the ultimate driving experience on the racetrack and the road.
Weight has been reduced by 65kg to a maximum dry weight of 660kg and its distribution has markedly improved. Power and torque output has increased by 115bhp and 100Nm respectively, whilst power-to-weight is upped by 200bhp/tonne to a total of 600bhp/tonne. The addition of water cooling and a a lightweight flywheel, lighter race clutch and full carbon wheels have significantly reduced rotational inertia and thus boosted engine performance in the 05RR, allowing it to reach 60mph in just 2.7 seconds from standstill.
Mechanically, a lower powertrain position has allowed the 05RR’s centre of gravity to lower 50mm which, combined with a sequential paddle shift gearbox, limited slip differential and a track-focused suspension and steering system, offers grip in excess. This version will have the option of getting a specific suspension setup and slick tyres for the serious track enthusiasts.
Interior improvements have been made to the dashboard and the air intake to offer those in the cockpit the most engaging driving experience. The exterior aesthetics have added to the chassis’ overall performance with louvre panels on the sidepods, a large single-plane rear wing and carbon brakes wheels playing a role in the car’s resounding and aggressive enhancements.
An all-new high downforce setup on the 05RR affords the driver confidence on the throttle when cornering. The aerodynamic balance, combined with the shift in weight distribution of 4% harnesses an additional / total 1.8G of lateral acceleration.
The launch begins a busy week and year for the brand as its dedicated 05 ROC Edition cars take to the super stages of the Race of Champions event at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in its hometown of Mexico City. Media will get an exclusive behind the scenes look of the ultra modern facilities VUHL boasts before a year of significant motoring events
Iker Echeverria, VUHL Technical Director, said: “The VUHL 05RR is here. We have been listening to feedback and quietly developing and evolving our offering. The result is truly remarkable, a car that is devoid of restraint and an improvement in almost every area.
“We are so proud to unveil the VUHL 05RR, a perfect race car for the road, to an exclusive audience here in our home city of Mexico City. We look forward to showing the world what our remarkable lightweight cars are capable of at the Race of Champions.”