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Mexican review proves VUHL 05 track car exists

It's been almost two years since we've seen or heard anything about the VUHL 05. But if this video review is anything to go by, it does actually exist. And what's more, it looks pretty awesome.

The VUHL 05, for those who haven't committed every obscure sportscar to memory, is a Mexican track toy. Think of it along the same lines, then, as the KTM X-Bow, BAC Mono, or Ariel Atom. It's the brainchild of Guillermo and Iker Echeverria, two brothers who set about building a world-class performance machine for the circuit. It packs a 2.0-liter Ford EcoBoost four, mounted in the middle of a lightweight carbon monocoque chassis and driving 285 horsepower to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission. With just over 1,500 pounds to move, it's quoted for a 0-62 time of 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 150 miles per hour - with no windshield to speak of.

So on paper, at least, the VUHL 05 has the performance chops. But anyone can draw up a spec sheet. Actually following through is another matter entirely, and far too many of these projects end up vaporizing into thin air. This clip would seem to show that the VUHL 05 isn't one of them. Though it's hardly the most professional video review we've brought you recently, it's worth checking out – if you can understand Spanish, at any rate.

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