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Thursday 19th August 2004

Ultima World Record!

640bhp GTR smashes 0-100mph-0 time by half a second


The Ultima Factory yesterday smashed the production car world record in an Ultima GTR for sprinting to 100mph and back to zero again beating times set by all manner of supercars.

Driven by Ultima Director, Richard Marlow, the factory built Ultima GTR set a new world record time of 10.3 seconds to achieve 0-100mph-0 smashing the previous record by half a second. The British built super car stormed from 0-60mph in 2.8 secs and reached 100mph from standstill in an incredible 5.9 secs before coming back to rest a mere 4.4 secs later.

All of the times were set by a standard, factory built, fully road legal, road tyred Ultima GTR built using all of the high spec factory specified and proven parts. The car was even equipped with a few luxuries such as air conditioning but no traction control devices; launch control systems or ABS braking aids were used.

The car was fitted with its recommended Porsche G50 5 speed transaxle and normally aspirated 640BHP 377ci Chevrolet V8 engine which is a standard offering by the factory from its official engine suppliers American Speed.

Ultima are particularly proud that their record time beat the legendary £630,000 McLaren F1 road car by well over a full second at less than one tenth of the cost!

Richard Marlow, Director of Ultima Sports Ltd said  “The 0-100mph-0 test is believed by many to be the ultimate test for any car and is a true indicator of a cars all round performance ability. We haven’t strapped any timing gear onto one of our cars for a few years now and decided that the time was right to demonstrate to everybody how we have been successfully developing our product over the years and gained a world record in the process."

Bouyed by his success, Richard continued, "We also wanted to go on to measure the 0-200mph-0 time at the relatively short Bruntingthorpe runway on the same day however severe rain and thunderstorms curtailed this for now but it didn’t stop Ted from achieving a rather interesting 192mph pass in the wet on standing water with over 1500rpm still available!”

The test was conducted, overseen and verified by an official from Datron Technology and the latest state of the art GPS timing gear was utilised to achieve and ensure maximum accuracy.
A submission has been made to Guinness Book of Records.

Two videos of the record breaking run can be downloaded from PistonHeads.TV:

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Raks

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Flippin 'eck

I'm sorry, but this just pushes my wants for this car up the stakes. I mean, the sheer affordability is mind-boggling !!

TUS 373

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FANTASTIC! Well done Ultima. I've always loved your cars after seeing one at the Capesthorne Show several years. This redefines the meaning of supercar. Hope you make the best of this publicity!!!

rsvmille

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Well done lads

One of the highlights of Le Mans is seeing 2 Ultimas on race day near the entrance at Maison Blanc.


So how much is a works built one?

G Man

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Yep thats my personnel car a poor lowly pistonheader,


Many thanks to Ted and Richard at the factory, their help...

Think we might go to a run what you brun this Sunday and have a go at 1/4 mile

G MAN


>> Edited by G Man on Thursday 19th August 21:46

dinkel

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Ultimate vids: my god that's quick. Mind 100 is 1,4x max highway speed! This car reaches that in a few yards . . .


Normaly aspirated v8 is my kinda baby . . .

Could UK provide a decent lump to make this record all British?
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thub

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Chuffin' flip! So that was 100 in 2nd gear?

cuzza

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Awesome stuff!


G Man said:
Yep thats my personnel car a poor lowly pistonheader, toiled away in his garage on a winters night to build it.



No disrespect but doesn't the article say it was a factory built car?

>> Edited by cuzza on Thursday 19th August 09:38

G Man

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62 mph in first
100 mph in second

_Al_

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WOW!

I want one of these..

dinkel

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Doesn't PH-member Stig have a 600+ bhp Ultima? He must come prety close to this . . .

White_van_man

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wow thats quick,

454

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G Man,

What gearbox are you using ?
Those ratios sound like they would be perfect for my car.

Jez

mrmaggit

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When's the Le Mans 24hr Entry then?


Stig

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dinkel said:
Doesn't PH-member Stig have a 600+ bhp Ultima? He must come prety close to this . . .


Would be interesting to compare

Nice one Gareth - no wonder you were being so cagey on Sunday!

aww999

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Bloody awesome. I want one!

rico

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Just watched the video... i'll let a smilie do the talking:




>> Edited by rico on Thursday 19th August 10:22

bluesatin

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Once again it shows that you can choose and source parts yourself but those tried and tested by the factory work the best!

Well done Richard and Gareth

Stig

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PS. Gareth - your brake lights aren't working

G Man

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Stig said:


Nice one Gareth - no wonder you were being so cagey on Sunday!


Great thing about Ultima you can choose your own way , blowers or rev'ers etc

PS Stig I was sworn to secrecy by Ted

Chewy

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Well-done chaps - I now need a bigger engine in my baby.

G Man - Congrats you must be chuffed.
Not wanting to undermine a fantastic achievement but the only questions are that if it is a self built car and not a factory built car won't that affect the recognition from the Guinness Book of records for "A Production Car".
Even if it is a factory built car what is the definition of A production Car do they have to homologated or anything daft like that.



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