litre Chevrolet V8
+ mph (Top spec engine)
seconds (Top spec engine)
990 kgs, 2183 lbs
road legal race car Ultima GTR went through fourteen months
of research and development before being launched in 1999. This
extensive R+D ensured the low-volume supercar delivered high
levels of fit, finish and performance. The Ultima GTR is a supercar
in every sense of the word, when coupled with the top spec engine
available a maximum speed of over 200 miles per hour is possible.
The GTR uses the chassis and suspension package previously road
and race tested in Ultima's existing Sports model, the rest
of the GTR required a comprehensive redesign.
Aerodynamic efficiency is of significant importance on a car
that is capable of over 200mph. Special attention was centred
around lengthening the rear of the car to help clean up the
airflow and improve downforce. The GTR's developments were fully
tested at MIRA (the Motor Industry Research Association) where
the group was so impressed by the results that it was happy
to have the Ultima GTR as the centre of its show display at
the 2000 Autosport International show at the NEC in Birmingham.
The Ultima GTR can be bought as a turnkey supercar, however
it is also available in component form, for assembly by the
home enthusiast. Ultima took great care with the aesthetics
of the GTR and tried to distance itself from any use of compromised
production car feel of the Ultima GTR is immediately apparent,
from the specially moulded headlight housings and covers to
the close panel fit and lack of any external body catches. Larger
18" wheels front and back help to fill the re-profiled
wheelarches of the GTR while even items such as the purpose-made
wing mirrors combine to create the complete picture.
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