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VUHL 05 Enters Production

Ford, Magna Steyr
Posted by Lidia Todorova on 22 August 2013

The exclusive new model VUHL 05 was officially revealed in the beginning of July. Then it made a highly successful public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. At the event were shown a complete car and separate chassis, and then the capabilities of the car were demonstrated on the hill by Esteban Gutierrez.

The success it gained there now leads to the logical consequence of the start of production of the innovative VUHL 05 in November this year. The first cars are planned to enter customers' hands during the spring of next year.

Having a sports car spirit, the VUHL 05 generates its power from a 2-litre version of Ford's award-winning DOHC turbocharged EcoBoost engine. The output of the unit is estimated at 285 hp (210 kW) and it can produce 420 Nm (310 lb-ft) of torque. Therefore it is now wonder that the car can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds on its way to a top speed of 245 km/h.

The company EXTE, which has created the vehicle, collaborated for this project with Magna Steyr, Multimatic and Ford. The VŪHL 05 is made thanks to funding by the Mexican Government as well as private enterprise.

The next public appearance of the silver and black prototype is going to be at Salon Privé in London, which will take place between 4th and 6th of September.

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Source: VUHL