The VUHL 05 is a road-legal lightweight supercar that has been precision engineered for the track and endowed with exhilarating performance.
It has innovations lacking on even the most expensive of supercars. They include an in-built HD camera with console-mounted control that allows trackday enthusiasts to record their drives at the push of a button, thereby fine-tuning their technique and improving lap times.
The VUHL’s unique X-Vario platform is constructed from 6061-T6 aluminium extrusions and aluminium honeycomb. Its extreme torsional stiffness allows the suspension to be finely tuned for road and track, as required.
The car’s provenance is truly international – its handling was optimised in the UK and the carbon fibre bodies are fabricated in Canada, while the chassis production and final assembly are conducted in Mexico City by Adman Leku.
VUHL 05 SPECS
Length X Width X Height: 3,718 x 1,876 x 1,120 mm
Wheelbase: 2,300 mm
Ground Clearance: 110 mm
Dry Weight: 695 kg
Kerb Weight: 725 kg
Power to Weight: 400 bhp per tonne
Static Weight Distribution: Front 37% Rear 63%
Chassis: Bonded aluminium monocoque (6061-T6 aluminium extrusions + aluminium honeycomb)
Body: RTM reinforced plastic (*Carbon fibre is optional)
Front: Aluminium 3 stage programmed energy absorption crash-box
Side: Aluminium double layer high walls
Seat Belts: 4 point harness
Calipers: 4 piston / aluminium construction
Discs: Front: 310 mm ventilated discs, cross drilled, billet machined mounting bells.
Rear: 280 mm ventilated discs, billet machined mounting bells
Seat: Carbon bucket
Trim: Water resistant Dinamica suede
Steering Wheel: 330 mm / quick release / water resistant suede
Dash: Electronic dash with data acquisition
Maximum Speed: 245 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 3.7 s
Deceleration 100-0 km/h: 31.6 m
Type: Turbo, 4 cylinder, DOHC (Twin Variable Camshaft Timing)
Displacement: 2,000 cc
Number of Valves: 16
Bore x Stroke: 87.5 mm x 83.1 mm
Maximum Power: 285 bhp
Maximum Torque: 420 Nm
Fuel Tank Capacity: 40 litres
Front: Unequal length double wishbone + coilover dampers
Rear: Unequal length double wishbone + coilover dampers
Front: 205 / 45 / 17
Rear: 235 / 40 / 18
Aero Features: Flat underbody / front and lateral splitters / rear diffuser / rear spoiler