With its sight set on the Ariel Atom and the KTM X-Bow GT, newcomer VUHL 05 is bound to turn heads at next week's Goodwood Festival of Speed, especially the fact that VUHL 05 is made in Mexico City. Established by Alberto Chapa, Guillermo Echeverría, and his brother Iker, the name VUHL is actually an acronym for "Vehicles of Lightweight and High Performance" in Spanish, a fact accomplished by the 2014 VUHL 05. Stripped down to just the bare essentials within an aluminum monocoque chassis, its powerplant comes in the form of a 2.0-liter Ford EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. Mid-mounted and linked with a manual six-speed transmission, it's capable of producing 285 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, enough to launch the VUHL 05 from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 152 mph. Fashioned by Italian design house Esiete, the 2014 VUHL 05 will be available in two models, the standard base edition priced at £59,900 GBP (~$91,485 USD) or the special Edition 1 with launch control at £69,900 GBP (~106,758 USD).
2014 VUHL 05 Lightweight Supercar - Officially Unveiled