If you happen to be in the market for a new street-legal track car, Mexican supercar maker VUHL may just have what you're looking for.
Called the 05RR, the lightweight, open-top street car just made its global debut at the recently concluded 2019 Race of Champions in Mexico City, and is said to offer 'the ultimate driving experience on the racetrack and the road'.
The 05RR is based off the company's first ever vehicle the VUHL 05 albeit enhanced with more power and less weight. According to automaker, the 05RR only has a dry weight of 660 kg thanks to its extensive use of carbon fiber and other lightweight parts. In comparison to the 05, it is a whole 65 kg lighter.
Powering the 05RR is a 2.3-liter Ford EcoBoost engine which has been tuned to produce an additional 115 PS and 100 Nm of torque, putting the total power output at 384 PS and 600 Nm torque. For referrence, the engine in the 05 produced a more modest 285 horsepower and 500 Nm torque. Power is then sent to the rear wheels via a new sequential paddle-shift transmission.
Thanks to the power increase and carbon fiber diet, VUHL says the 05RR now has an improved power-to-weight ratio of 600 hp/ton. This allows it to go from 0-97 km/h in just 2.7 seconds and a reach a top speed of 255 km/h.
Externally, VUHL also made changes to the 05RR's body to improve aerodynamics. This includes fitting a large fixed rear wing, new air intake setup and new trim bits all around which help produce more downforce.
“The VUHL 05RR is here. More exciting, more engaging and faster than ever before, this car is a real milestone in our company’s development. We have been listening to feedback, done some learning and quietly developing and evolving our offering for a number of years. The result is truly remarkable, a car that is devoid of restraint and an improvement in almost every area,” said Iker Echeverria, VUHL Technical Director.
The VUHL 05RR is now on sale in dealers worldwide.