The best way to describe this baby?“Oh, my God!” Yes, that just about sums up all the emotions that you get when you look at the new Vühl 05 supercar for the first time. It was displayed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where people had the privilege of getting close to it and admire its every curve and awesome feature.
Very lightweight and suitable for both road and track, the car features analuminum monocoque chassis with honeycombdesign and a RTM reinforced plastic body. Customers can also opt for carbon fiber panels instead. The standard version weighs only 1,532 pounds, dry.
Putting a monstrously powerful engine on such a lightweight open-top vehicle would probably not have been the best idea, so its makers chose to settle with a 285 hp, 310 lb-ft of torque turbocharged EcoBoost engine with 4 cylinders and 2.0-liter displacement (borrowed from a Focus ST and tuned a little). A 6-speed manual gearbox sends the power to the rear wheels and helps the car reach 62 mph in only 3.7 seconds.
With a power-to-weight ratio of 400 hp/ton,Vühl 05 boasts a maximum speed of 152 mph. It rolls on 17-inch wheels at the front and 18-inch wheels at the rear, the first being wrapped in 205/45 tires and the latter in 235/45 tires. It also has 4-pot caliper braking system withcross-drilled discs, pinion steering system, high ratio rack, and unequal length double wishbones for the suspension.
As far as its price and availability are concerned, Vühl has announced the following: it will sell the car in China, the Middle East, and several countries in Europe, but it will start with North America and the UK. The starting price for UK will be £55,000 plus taxes, which is approximately $84,500.