• Jun 7, 2006
For the third year in a row an Ultima GTR supercar has set a new world record for a standing start to 100 mph and back to a stop. The Director of Ultima Sports, Richard Marlow, set a new record time of just 9.4 seconds, in the process setting new world records for 0-60 mph (2.6 seconds), 0-100 mph (5.3 seconds) and for braking from 100 mph to zero (in a neck-stretching 3.6 seconds).

More after the jump....


This year's Ultima GTR record holder was upgraded with a 720 hp Chevrolet V8, and is now known as (what else?) the Ultima GTR720. The record setter was fully road legal, equipped with street tires, and outfitted with a standard G50 transmission. Amazingly, the record car has neither traction control nor ABS.

The ultralight Ultima GTR720 is a full two seconds quicker from 0-100-0 than the legendary McLaren F1 LM, and over 1.5 seconds quicker than a Ferrari Enzo.

The Ultima is sold in the U.S. as a kit car (see photo!)



Marlow's supercar is his daily driver and a company demonstrator, and was driven to and from the world record test site! A video of the record run is here.

[Ultima Sports, via PistonHeads]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Anyone want my piece of junk Veyron? It's useless to me now.....
      • 8 Years Ago
      Great Video!
      As much as I want to bash europe and asian motorworks, I feel there is no need to and the numbers speak for themselves.
      This car is not intended to be a luxary car so don't compare it to one, but for pure grunt this is it baby!
      • 8 Years Ago
      What I like the most about this car is its simplicity. So-called "supercars" with overly-sophisticated engines and "F1" radical suspension systems and computer/pneumatically-controlled suspensions get dusted by a kit car with a big block V8???

      You gotta love it!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yeah, I was gonna say, what kind of morons use a pushrod engine these days? They OBVIOUSLY don't know the first thing about car design! :P
      • 8 Years Ago
      17 - what you talking about? This is the record for a production car. The production RS200 was slow as hell.

      Anyway, I saw one of these Ultimas on the road on the way to work yesterday morning. :)
      • 8 Years Ago
      The Ultima is allowed to be ugly (which I don't think it is) It's first and formost about function and that shape exists for a reason, to keep it down not so it can look good. I'm so pleased there is such a pure sporting car available.

      Now someone needs to make a pure economy car, something to make Kia ashamed. No ABS no traction control, 4 speed manual no curved metal nothing you can't fix at home. Air cooled engine mmmm maybe even leaf springs or something. Something you can build for under $4000.

      --Noah
      • 8 Years Ago
      Any idea on what the quarter mile is on this thing?
      • 8 Years Ago
      "so it would be even faster if the driver didnt "slow it down" between hitting 100 and starting to brake."

      the braking time they quote from 100-0 excludes "drivers reaction time", as stated in the chart on their site. a half a second is really not that bad considering it was an actual human doing the driving... the same human that set the world record mind you.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hey found my own stat.
      1/4 mile 10.5 @ 140mph, not to bad. I will own one!
      Aaron
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow.....finally the Ford RS200's record is broken.....only took 21 years, 4 more cylinders, 200 more horsepower, couple pounds lighter, etc etc etc.

      But I'm so glad it was done by an Ultima instead of some uber outrageously expensive italian car....
      • 8 Years Ago
      I just want to make sure there are cup holders before placing my order. I am an American and a zero cupholder car is a no-go for me. lol

      Anyway, good job!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I would like to see Top Gear test this car and let Stig have a go at the track.
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