VUHL, the lightweight supercar maker is proud to partner the Race Of Champions at Marlins Park in Miami on the 21st and 22nd of January. The partnership will enable the world’s best drivers including Jenson Button, Travis Pastrana, Petter Solberg and last year’s Champion Of Champions Sebastian Vettel to take on the challenging circuit in the new VUHL 05 ROC Edition supercar.
The annual Race Of Champions event brings together the world’s finest drivers from all the disciplines of competition – on four wheels and two – and sets them free to battle, head-to-head, on the very same track. The VUHL 05 ROC Edition boasts all of the prerequisites required for the unique Race Of Champions track layout.
The Michelin-shod VUHL 05 ROC Edition has impeccable acceleration getting it off the start line to 60mph in 3.2 seconds, owed largely to its supremely light weight. The chassis encompasses an ultra-lightweight body with a carbon fiber and aluminum combination structure in the monocoque creating a reliable safety cell all weighing just 675kg. The VUHL 05 ROC Edition is powered by the two-liter Ford EcoBoost powerplant. This, aligned with the powerfully responsive Alcon brakes and all-new bespoke full-carbon BST wheels, will allow drivers to push the car to the absolute limit of adhesion.
The car has been put through its paces by the Race Of Champions Official Stunt & Test Driver Terry Grant who has developed the brakes, suspension and quickened the steering rack and ergonomics on the VUHL 05 ROC Edition.
Grant, said: “This two-seater, full carbon fibre sports car makes it ideal for the tight twisty track in Miami for the Race of Champions. This very fun car will entertain the fans in the US and across the globe and definitely gets my thumbs up!”
All of the VUHL cars competing will have a white, orange and black color scheme and will be adorned with the Race Of Champions livery. Ten Limited Edition Race Of Champions-spec VUHL 05 ROC Edition’s will go on sale shortly after the event in Miami.