A Mexican/American Lightweight Two-Seat Sport car
Every year since 1988 the Race of Champions puts together the best rally and racing drivers from all over the world. The main purpose is to find out who’s the ‘World’s Greatest Driver’ on a head-to-head competition where the champions drive the same car on the same track. The latest edition occurred in Miami, in 2017, at the Marlins Park and it was an amazing showcase for the VUHL. The name VUHL, which stands for Vehicles of Ultra High-performance and Lightweight, is a Mexican/American trackday sport car.
The VUHL is Fast and Easy to Drive
Top pro-drivers such as Sebastian Vettel, Juan Pablo Montoya and Travis Pastrana had the chance to push VUHL 05 ROC Edition to the limit. As a result, the racers felt the sport car’s great grip and efficient brakes, giving the drivers great confidence in accelerating on the track. Notably, this lightweight model is perfectly fit for short and curvy circuits. For that reason, the Mexican sport car is a 6-speed manual, with a 2.0 litre engine that produces 288 hp, and 420 Nm of torque. How quickly does the VUHL sprint from 0-60? It takes 3.2 seconds, reaching maximum speed at 152 mph. And the car only weights 1,488 pounds, thanks to all the carbon fibre body parts.
Conquering the World in 2017
The most interesting part of this car is that it’s road-legal; no wonder all the models that appeared at ROC Miami sold out. Henceforth, the VUHL 05 ROC Edition production has increased to attend the global demand. With this intention, the 05 model has the mission to expand into the European and American market. By the way, the Mexican/American company made sure to fine tune the handling in the UK. And to sum it all up, 40% percent of the 05, carbon body and chassis, comes from the UK, and the final assembly is in Mexico City, by Adman Leku.