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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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      • 9 Years Ago
      Because of the fact that the S7 TT uses Twin Turbos (TT) and the GTR does not.
      • 9 Years Ago
      The McLaren does better than that, at least not in american hands.
      11.1@138 over a DECADE ago. Just think of the gain in tire tech.
      since 4th gear goes to 150mph, that seems like the upper limit for the McF1. 10.0@150, 10.5@145 seems pretty reasonable for the non LM F1s.
      • 9 Years Ago
      What's the durability like on these things? I'd love to see someone trot it out for a Le Mans run.
      • 9 Years Ago
      this is probably a stupid question, but what class of car is this considered to be in when breaking these records? Production cars? Kit Cars? All cars?
      • 9 Years Ago
      I love the idea behind the Ultima GTR, just wish it had a better design. Whenever I see it, the first thing that pops in my mind is bubbles.

      Amazing what you can do with a Chevy V8... ;-)

      • 6 Years Ago
      http://www.autoblog.com/2009/01/09/tuner-creates-1000-horsepower-porsche-911-with-bolt-ons/

      Switzer Sledgehammer is 2 tenths quicker and over 3 mph faster in the 1/4 on street tires, AND meets US crash and emissions standards. Gotta love Ultima's PR guys for trying, though!