Meksika menşeli yolda kullanımı yasal otomobil, Ariel Atom ve KTM X-Bow’a rakip olarak geldi.
Guillermo ve Iker Echeverria kardeşler tarafından Meksika’da kurulan “Vehicles Of Ultra-Lightweight And High Performance” markası ilk olarak 2013 yılında tanıttığı ilk pist aracı 05 ile tanındı. Daha sonra 2016 Goodwood Hız Festivali’nde otomobilin daha agresif bir versiyonu olan 05RR geldi. Şimdi ise 05RR’ın üretim versiyonu tanıtıldı.
Ariel Atom, KTM X-Bow ve Caterham ile aynı felsefeye sahip olan 2019 VUHL 05RR, orijinal modelin ekstra 115 beygir güç ve 100 Nm tork üreten evrimsel bir versiyonu olarak tanımlanıyor. Ford kaynaklı 2.3 litrelik EcoBoost motora sahip araç toplamda 400 beygir güç üretiyor. 0-100 km/h hızlanmasını 2.7 saniyede tamamlayan araç, maksimum 255 km/s hıza ulaşabiliyor.
Gallery: 2019 VUHL 05RR
Yolda kullanımı yasal olsa da 05RR’ın asıl amacı sahibini pistte doyasıya eğlendirmek. Bu yüzde VUHL, otomobil için bir dizi piste özel opsiyon sunacak. Bunlar arasında piste özel lastikler, özel süspansiyon düzeni, sınırlı kaydırmalı diferansiyel ve piste özel direksiyon gibi seçenekler yer alacak.
05RR şu anda Avrupa, ABD ve Meksika’da satın alınabiliyor. Fiyat detayları net bir şekilde bilinmese de internette dolaşan bilgilere göre araç için 96 bin sterlin (yaklaşık 665 bin TL) isteniyor.
VUHL, the road-legal lightweight supercar manufacturer, has unveiled its groundbreaking new car - the 05RR - to an exclusive audience in Mexico City.
With the performance credentials to rivals its competitors, VUHL's heavily-uprated 05RR is a masterclass in power, finesse and grip. Almost every element has been enhanced from the brand's first iteration, the 05; offering the ultimate driving experience on the racetrack and the road.
Weight has been reduced by 65kg to a maximum dry weight of 660kg and its distribution has markedly improved. Power and torque output has increased by 115bhp and 100Nm respectively, whilst power-to-weight is upped by 200bhp/tonne to a total of 600bhp/tonne. A lightweight flywheel, lighter race clutch and full carbon wheels have significantly reduced rotational inertia and boosted engine performance in the 05RR, allowing it to reach 60mph in just 2.7 seconds from standstill.
Mechanically, a lower powertrain position has allowed the 05RR's centre of gravity to lower 50mm which, combined with a sequential paddle shift gearbox, limited slip differential and a track-focused suspension and steering system, offers grip in excess. Customers will also have the option to receive bespoke track-specific suspension setup and slick tyres.
Interior improvements have been made to the dashboard and the air intake to offer those in the cockpit the most engaging driving experience. The exterior aesthetics have added to the chassis' overall performance a large single-plane rear wing and carbon wheels playing a role in the car's resounding and aggressive enhancements.
An all-new high downforce setup on the 05RR affords the driver confidence on the throttle when cornering. The aerodynamic balance, combined with the shift in weight distribution of 4% harnesses an total 1.8G of lateral acceleration.
Several years of intense development from VUHL's team of international engineers have yielded a supercar that is not just beautiful to look at and efficient aerodynamically, but one that boasts the highest power-to-weight ratio within its market.
Iker Echeverria, VUHL Technical Director, said: "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.
"We are so proud to unveil the VUHL 05RR, a perfect race car for the road, to an exclusive audience here in our home city of Mexico City. We look forward to showing the world what our remarkable lightweight cars are capable of at the Race of Champions."