VUHL 05 trackday car priced at £59,995

The Mexican-made VUHL 05 trackday car will be priced from £59,995 when it goes on sale in the UK.

The VUHL is built around a three-section bonded chassis tub, comprising aluminium extrusions and honeycomb. a chrome-moly steel subframe for the mid-mounted engine and rear subframe bolts directly to the tub.

Power comes from a 285bhp, 2.0-litre Ford EcoBoost engine, enough to propel the 695kg VUHL from 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds. Top speed is claimed to be over 150mph.

Suspension is by unequal-length double wishbones all-round, while braking is by 310mm front and 280mm rear discs, gripped by four-piston calipers. Sparco alloy wheel measure 17 inches at the fron and 18 at the rear, shod with Michelin rubber.

A comprehensive aero package features front and lateral splitters, rear spoiler and diffuser.

Bodywork is glassfibre-reinforced plastic, though carbonfibre is available as an option, saving 30kg. Other options include carbon seats, quick-release steering wheel, on-board telemetry system and HD camera.

The VUHL 05 debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2013, an appearance that VUHL says generated a lot of interest. The first production was recently handed over to its Mexican owner. Several more are due to delivered in Mexico this year, while the Middle East dealer has a number on order.

A UK dealer has yet to be appointed, but VUHL has already set the UK price at £59,995. VUHL hasn’t gone for full UK type-approval; instead the car will be imported under the Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) system. VUHL claims the car passed the test “with flying colours.”

VUHL technical boss, Iker Echeverria, said:

“We are obviously very happy to have entered full-scale production with our 05 model. 2014 was a consolidation year for us, during which we appointed dealers, obtaining homologation in various countries and taking orders from around the world. We are now ready to sell the car in earnest.”

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By Only Motors

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