VUHL continues to break new ground after home appearance at Race of Champions in Mexico City
Over 200 VIP guests welcomed to the launch of the all-new 05RR and another 100 were treated to a behind-the-scenes look of VUHL’s ultra high performance facility
Race of Champions stars Sebastian Vettel, Pierre Gasly and David Coulthard praised VUHL’s impeccable mechanical grip and dynamic performance
VUHL already has a great presence in Mexico, the USA and Europe as it aims to satisfy an exciting and upcoming market
30 January 2019 – Lightweight supercar manufacturer VUHL is celebrating a stellar start to 2019 as its car took victory at the Race of Champions with brand ambassador Benito Guerra crowned Champion of Champions in front of a home crowd in Mexico City.
The VUHL 05 ROC Edition used for Cup Of Nations on Saturday and Race Of Champions on Sunday had a bespoke suspension setup for the short, twisty circuit and a special engine calibration, allowing Mick Schumacher to claim the ‘Fastest Lap Award’ at the event. This special edition car has a power output of 360bhp, a power-to-weight ratio of 520 hp per tonne and goes from 0-60mph in 3 seconds.
The all-new production 05RR was exclusively unveiled to an international gathering of media and glitterati at the Race of Champions event. Over 200 guests saw the covers came off the 05RR for the first time. The groundbreaking new car has a class-leading power-to-weight ratio of 600 bhp per tonne and a power output of 400bhp which takes the ultra lightweight chassis from a standstill to sixty miles per hour in 2.7 seconds.
Hot on the heels of unveiling the all-new 05RR on Saturday afternoon, VUHL stole the show at the international motorsport event on Sunday, where a host of the world’s finest motorsport stars including Mick Schumacher, David Coulthard, Pierre Gasly and Tom Kristensen got behind the wheel on the circuit and were quick to praise VUHL’s outstanding characteristics and impervious performance throughout. F1 race winner Coulthard, said: “Video attached”
On Monday guests were then treated to an exclusive look of VUHL’s ultra high-tech facility which boasts 3000 square metres of operating space with a dedicated engineering and design centre housed within. Its state-of-the-art infrastructure is home to a host of 5-axis milling machines, a monocoque sized autoclave and composites clean room. VIP guests got a tour of the cutting edge elements and the latest vehicles from VUHL, it is the final assembly point for the VUHL 05, 05 ROC and 05RR cars.
Centred around Querétaro´s Aerospace Hub, where VUHL calls Bombardier and Airbus as neighbours, the advanced manufacturing centre also featured new cars, super lightweight components with VUHL´s bespoke carbon wheel display and a unique VUHL configurator inside the 200 square metre showroom.
Alongside its Mexican base, VUHL has dealerships across the USA and Europe, with the aim of satisfying the expanding market of users wanting a lightweight and dynamic driving experience on the road and race track.
Iker Echeverria, VUHL Technical Director, said: “This kickstarts a very important year for VUHL, with our cars showcased on the global stage in our home city at Race of Champions, our latest car revealed to the world and a number of VIP guests and media coming to look around our state-of-the-art facilities.
“With our high-tech engineering centre and new distributors in place across Mexico, the USA and Europe, we are feeling properly established in key markets on a global level.”
In what was a true takeover, VUHL sponsored the Race of Champions podium, afterparty, and VIP guest were treated to limited edition VUHL tequila, courtesy of DOBEL, the finest Cristalino tequila makers. One bottle has a price tag of 1,000 USD and it's design is inspired by the VUHL 05´s iconic elements and raw materials.