New manufacturer VUHL working on Mexican supercar

New manufacturer VUHL working on Mexican supercar
Teaser image of the VŪHL 05 supercar
Teaser image of the VŪHL 05 supercar
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Teaser image of the VŪHL 05 supercar
Teaser image of the VŪHL 05 supercar

VŪHL, a new supercar manufacturer with roots in Mexico, is preparing its debut car for this July's Goodwood Festival of Speed. The company has teased the car, promising that it will be a lightweight supercar "endowed with exhilarating performance."

A decade or two ago, the birth of a new supercar maker was an exciting thing. During this time, greats like Koenigsegg and Shelby Supercars hit the market hard with some of the world's fastest road machines. Supercars were something special.

More recently, supercar manufacturers have been simply crawling out of the woodwork, and their debut, along with the very word "supercar," has just lost the cachet it had a generation ago. For every Zenvo ST1, there are multiple Renovatio T500s and Vygor Operas. Instead of bringing butterflies to our stomach, the words "new supercar manufacturer" now make us cringe in fear.

Hopefully, VŪHL will help restore our faith. Standing for "Vehicles of Ultra-lightweight and High performance – we guess they switched the "lightweight" and "high," the outfit teased the front-end of its supercar this week, introducing itself in the process.

The new car, called the 05, was born in the minds of brothers Iker and Guillermo Echeverria and their Mexico City-based design firm Etxe. The two brothers gained their love of fast cars from their father Guillermo Senior, who built and raced GT and formula race cars during a 30-year period. The brothers are backed by the Mexican government and private investors.

The brothers are holding the full details about the track-inspired supercar for July, but they have said that the 05 will have a worldly build. The car's handling was optimized in the U.K., its body is being built in Canada, and its chassis and final production are being handled by Mexico City's Adman Leku. In addition to its Mexico base, VŪHL has a European headquarters in Luxembourg.

“We intend VŪHL products to be renowned for their effective simplicity and aesthetics guided by a purity of function," promises Iker. "The 05 and its successors will also be notable for uncompromising build quality, rigorous attention to detail and a driving experience par excellence."

The Goodwood Festival of Speed runs July 11 through 14. VŪHL plans to release more details leading up to the event on its website.

Source: VŪHL

Alfred Max Hofbauer
...a well behaved, finely tuned, high power-to-weight ratioed and affordable roadgoing supercar can, hitherto, only be found on Santa´s whishlists... on very many of them, by the way!
Good luck to the new kids!!
Stephen N Russell
Mexican made supercar, how radical Must produce for tourim rentals & for sales alone Ideal for drives from Tijuana to Monterrey?? More jobs for local economies alone
Wow... so,that's all it takes?
One picture and a press release with no details can still get that kind of enthusiasm?
That was a very kind article, considering the lack of images and information.
That's it- I'm building my own.
Indiegogo, here I come!