The super-lightweight Mexican-made vehicle, whose design has been kept under a veil of secrecy, will take pride of place at the Concours d’Elegance in Britain two months after being launched at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Just a handful of pictures of the VUHL 05 have been released to date, including the ones above and below. Salon Prive boss David Bagley said: “We are yet to see what the car looks like so it’s a very exciting debut year for the brand and we are delighted they have chosen to show the VUHL 05 at Salon Privé.”
The VUHL 05 was created by brothers Iker and Guillermo Echeverria, below, at their Mexican/US design agency Etxe Diseno.
The name of their start-up car company, VUHL (pronounced “vool”), stands for Vehicles of Ultra-lightweight and High-performance.
The only picture that has really shown the VUHL 05 in any detail is the teaser photo, below, of it undergoing testing at a race track. But it is wrapped in camouflage so only a general idea of the car’s shape can be had. The photo above only shows the honeycomb front grille, bumper and projector headlights which do not have any protection glass. The bodywork is set to be made in Canada before the car is assembled by the Adman Leku manufacturing firm in Mexico City.
It has been developed with the help of Ford, Multimatic and Michelin, whose tyres it will feature, and is said to have undergone testing in the UK, US and other parts of Europe. The company has been backed by the Mexican government as well as blue-chip investors.
The VUHL 05 will join a host of other cars at the Salon Prive in London from manufacturers including Koenigsegg, Gumpert, McLaren, Pagani and Maserati.