• Jun 22, 2006
Not long ago the Ultima GTR broke its own record (again) as the fastest car to achieve 0-100mph-0 for the third year in a row. On that same day it also set new records for 0-60 (2.6 seconds), 0-100 (5.3 seconds) and braking from 100 (3.6 seconds).

Mere weeks later it has smashed yet another record. This time it captured the world record for a standing quarter-mile by sprinting 402 meters, 440 yards, and 1,320 feet (all at the same time!) in a mere 9.9 seconds at 143 mph. The record run was achieved in the U.K. at Santa Pod Raceway in the same car that was used a few weeks back to break the 0-100mph-0 record. It was fitted with a 720-bhp Chevrolet V8 engine from the company's OE engine supplier American Speed, a five-speed G50 transmission and regular old road tires.

Here are some comparison figures to put the Ultima GTR's accomplishment in perspective.
Ultima GTR: 9.9secs @143mph
Ferrari Enzo: 11.1secs@133mph
Porsche Carrera GT: 11.3secs@131mph
McLaren F1: 11.6secs@125mph
Saleen S7: 11.8secs@119mph

Follow the link to Ultima's website to witness the three record runs via streaming video.

[Source: Ultima via PistonHeads]


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