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Would you buy a Mexican car?


How about a Mexican supercar?  Brothers Iker and Guillermo Echeverria are hoping their company VŪHLwill convince a number of people to do just that.  Their upcoming performance machine dubbed the 05 will be unveiled during the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed this summer.  A single teaser photo (shown above) is the only visual hint we’ve been given of the mystery-mobile thus far.   In a statement, Iker Echeverria described his company’s vision for a prosperous future in the auto industry. 

“We intend VŪHL products to be renowned for their effective simplicity and aesthetics guided by a purity of function. The 05 and its successors will also be notable for uncompromising build quality, rigorous attention to detail and a driving experience par excellence.”

VŪHL, pronounced ‘vool’ stands for “Vehicle of Ultra-lightweight and High-performance”.   The company is based in Mexico and lists the Mexican government as one of its investors.   

Motor Authorityreports: “VŪHL is a truly international operation, with development and production of its 05sports car taking place on multiple continents. Its handling, for instance, was optimized in the UK, while its body is set to be produced in Canada and its chassis production and final assembly in Mexico.”

The Echeverria brothers’ existing design firm Etxe developed the 05’s styling.  Their family passion for cars was likely influenced by their father, Guillermo Echeverria senior, who’s been active in GT motorsports for the last 30 years. 

From Automoblog: “Involved in the construction and campaigning of sports cars as well as formula racers, one of Echeverria Sr more publicized outings was in the 1974 Mexican 1000 kilometres. Part of the Camel GT Challenge co-driving a Lotus Europa, the effort resulted in a 30th overall position. Almost 40 years since their father’s effort, the VUHL 05 supercar will be paying tribute to the family tradition of going fast.” 

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