Mexican track-focused sports car to get limited production run

Production of the Vühl 05 will begin in November, following a number of pre-orders for the lightweight sports car after its public debut at Goodwood.

Vühl's 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.

"We’ve been asked everything from whether a coupé version is on the cards to whether the roadster will form the basis of a one-make race series. The answer is ‘watch this space’, for anything is possible."

The Edition One models, which cost approximately £69,900, are expected to be delivered to customers in early 2014.

Vühl's 05 is a track-focused sports car with a mid-mounted 285bhp 2.0-litre Ford EcoBoost engine. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox, and the car is claimed to be capable of 0-62mph in 3.7sec. Rivals include the Ariel Atom and Lotus Elise.

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