Supercar aficionados and motorsport fans of all ages from across the globe can now get behind the wheel of the VUHL 05RR, thanks to Forza Motorsport 7.
The ultra-lightweight Mexican supercar is exclusively available today on Forza Motorsport 7 for Xbox One. Fans can gain exclusive access to the supercar in advance of its real world production later this year. Available within the Top Gear Car Pack update to all owners of the console game, the VUHL 05RR allows gamers to feel the thrill and extreme dynamism of the performance supercar in a realistic, yet virtual world.
Thanks to Forza Motorsports stunning graphics and in-depth detail fans can explore all elements of the carbon-bodied supercar on circuits from across the globe, in all weather conditions and environments for the first time.
Attention in the game has been paid to all elements of the vehicles unique DNA, from the interior to the chassis response, handling and engine characteristics.
Iker Echeverria, VUHL Technical Director, said: “We have been quietly evolving, improving and developing the VUHL 05 behind the scenes. The production-ready ‘RR’ is the result of this extensive work.
“We have beaten all of our rivals at various track demonstrations with our latest iteration, and we really want to share this remarkable lightweight driving experience with the world. This is where Forza Motorsport comes in – available globally and at no extra cost, gamers have no excuse not to try the new VUHL. I hope it is enjoyed as much as we loved working on the development of the car!”
Based on the VUHL 05RR supercar, Forza has perfectly replicated the cars impeccable real-world acceleration, which sees the car going from 0 to 60mph in 2.7 seconds from its award-winning 2.3-litre Ford EcoBoost engine paired with a 6-speed sequential gearbox. VUHL’s chassis encompasses an ultra-lightweight body with a carbon fibre and aluminium combination structure, which creates an ultra-versatile car with over 600 bhp/tonne.
VŪHL (the name is pronounced ‘vool’ and stands for Vehicles of Ultra High-performance and Lightweight) is the brainchild of brothers Iker and Guillermo Echeverria, whose Mexican/American design company penned the breath-taking 05 and the 05RR trackday supercars. Their profound passion for all things automotive comes from a hands-on role in the GT and formula racing cars successfully built and campaigned over a 30-year period by their father, Guillermo Echeverria senior.
The VUHL 05 is a road-legal lightweight supercar. The 05’s handling has been fine-tuned in the UK, while further testing and development took place with assistance from Michelin, both in the U.S. and Europe. Production started mid 2014, with first deliveries done in 2015. 40% of the 05 sourced from UK, carbon bodies and chassis production done in-house and final assembly conducted by the advanced manufacturing concern, Adman Leku in Mexico City.
The 05 has been selected to race at the world famous ‘Race Of Champions’ for a 5-year period from 2017-2021. The car was the fastest at the event in Riyadh earlier this year, with David Coulthard winning the Champion of Champions finale race in the 05.