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Mexican Supercar Is on Verge of Production

Aug 29, 2013
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The Vuhl 05, a mid-engined street racer from Mexico, is primed to go into production, the manufacturers have announced.

The decision comes after the Vuhl attracted plenty of admiring glances and a warm media welcome at its world debut during the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed in Britain.

A complete car and a separate chassis of the lightweight car were displayed. A further silver and black example was put through its paces on the local hill by Mexican F1 rookie Esteban Gutierre.

The Vuhl is powered by a 285-horsepower 2.0-litre Ford EcoBoost engine driving through a six-speed manual gearbox.

The car is claimed to be capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in under 4 seconds.

Vuhl Automotive director Guillermo Echeverria said: "Our aim for Goodwood was quite specific - to accrue sufficient orders for a batch of 20 'Edition One' (top specification) models and, with the serious enquiries already received from the UK, central Europe, USA and Mexico, we are well on the way to achieving that and more.

"Production will therefore commence in November as planned, with the first cars due to enter customers' hands during the spring of next year.

The Vuhl programme is partly funded by the Mexican government as well as private enterprise. The car recently enjoyed a starring role in Mexico City's annual Entrepreneurs Week, where it was unveiled by the president, Enrique Pena Nieto.

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Source: Copyright Deutsche Presse-Agentur ??? Engl 2013

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