A new company boasting 30 years of motorsport heritage has released the first image of a lightweight sports car it plans to unveil during the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK this July.
The new company is Vuhl and its upcoming sports car is simply known as the 05.
The car has been developed for both road and track use and is said to be “endowed with exhilarating performance.”
No other details about Vuhl’s 05 have been released, although we know it will feature components sourced from Magna Steyr, Multimatic and even Ford.
Vuhl is a truly international operation, with development and production of its 05 sports car taking place on multiple continents. Its handling, for instance, was optimized in the UK, while its body is set to be produced in Canada and its chassis production and final assembly in Mexico.
The company itself is based in Mexico and lists the Mexican government as one of its investors. It was founded by brothers Iker and Guillermo Echeverria, whose existing design firm, Etxe, was responsible for the styling of the 05. Their father, Guillermo Echeverria senior, has been involved in GT motorsports for the past 30 years and it was this that fueled his sons’ passion for cars.
In a statement, Iker Echeverria said: “We intend Vuhl products to be renowned for their effective simplicity and aesthetics guided by a purity of function. The 05 and its successors will also be notable for uncompromising build quality, rigorous attention to detail and a driving experience par excellence.”
Stay tuned for more details as we approach the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed’s July 11 opening day.
Note, the Vuhl 05 won’t be the first Mexican sports car to hit the global stage. That honor goes to Mastretta and its MXT.