The Vuhl 05RR is Mexico’s lightweight supercar. It is powered by a highly efficient 2.3l Ecoboost engine, with 6-speed sequential gearbox, produces 385 horsepower, marking a gain of 100bhp over the original VUHL 05. The center of gravity has also been lowered by 50mm, and Vuhl has taken the wise decision of fitting a ‘high-speed’ steering rack. The resulting 600bhp-per-tonne statistic is greater than the Ferrari F12 tdf, McLaren P1 and Bugatti Veyron.
Weight has been cut in the 05RR thanks to more carbon fiber bodywork and a trimmed down aluminum-carbon monocoque. Vuhl have parked the 05RR on Michelin Cup 2 tires that wrap its ultra-lightweight carbon fiber wheels. This means that the already low weight has been cut by over 10 percent to 640kg dry. As a result zero to 62mph arrives in 2.7 seconds and it keeps climbing to 160mph.
Manor Racing’s Jordan King said: “There’s usually a big difference between what people consider a supercar and what is a proper racing car. I’m really excited to drive the Vuhl 05RR because it has the perfect recipe: lightweight to the core, huge power-to-weight, and it looks incredible.”