you May Mexico is not frequently associated with the development and engineering of sports, but there are always exceptions that break the rule. And some very prominent, as this VUHL 05RR presented at the Goodwood FoS 2016 with a proposal not too busy, the of the trays two-seater without a front windshield with a very light weight.
Conceived as an evolution of the previous VUHL 05, submitted three years ago, the VUHL 05RR goes a step beyond to become one of the most radical and extreme that you’ll find in the market. And it is really fast, very fast. For example, it is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.7 seconds, surpassing the majority of hiperdeportivos with powers much higher.
The key is a very light weight: the VUHL 05RR has a chassis monocoque carbon and aluminum, along with a body entirely made of carbon fiber (in the previous VUHL 05 was fiberglass). Stripping himself of everything superfluous, weighs only 640 kilograms.
If you consider that your engine 2.3 EcoBoost source Ford does here is nothing less than 385 HP, the power to weight ratio is truly spectacular: less than 1.7 kg for each horse, or what is the same, about 600 HP per ton of weight. Yes, due to its particular aerodynamic maximum speed is not its strong point, with 257 km/h.
With sequential six-speed transmission and propulsion in the rear, its chassis and running gear also promise to be at the height: incorporates tires Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 on alloy wheels ultra-light carbon fiber and a center of gravity lowered by 50 millimeters, with respect to the previous VUHL 05. The aerodynamics has also been modified, with studies in a wind tunnel that bring the hand a new diffuser and rear spoiler.
Another important detail of the VUHL 05RR is that not only can be driven in circuit, as is also homologated for road, although obviously that is not their natural habitat. With this sport, the company of brothers Iker and Guillermo Echeverria presented a real alternative -even superándolo in several aspects – the KTM X-Bow.