Vuhl, one of the most exotic boutique sports carmakers, based out of Mexico, is preparing a hotter 05RR model for this year’s edition of the Goodwood Festival of Speed in late June.
This hardcore version of the brand’s 05 model is set to be lighter and will be showcased in the Michelin Supercar Paddock, with Formula One test driver Jordan King tasked to pace the model up the Goodwood Hillclimb. Vuhls is still acting mysterious by keeping the specifications under wraps and the teasers aren’t exactly choke full of details either. The exotic car manufacturer says it will deliver the 05 RR with an “aggressive mass reduction” and upgraded aerodynamics from track testing of the 05. They also tipped updates to “all the car’s systems to make it faster.”
This could be a hint that besides making it lighter, the company also opted to crank the power of the standard 2.0-liter, four-cylinder Ford EcoBoost engine that has 285 horsepower and 310 pound-feet. You should also expect it to cost significantly more than the 05’s 59,995 pounds ($85,293) starting price in the UK, because “the 05RR will be positioned above the standard VUHL 05 as the choice of the true track and performance enthusiast.” It appears that while track times will surely be improved, the model will retain its road legal status.