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

    Amazing.

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    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 Pounds630,000 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.



    http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=8956

    For downloadable short videos of the offical record run go to the bottom of the web page

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

    "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"
    Where's the BS emoticon?

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

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    carlos fromspain said:
    The Ultima Factory yesterday smashed the production car world record in an Ultima GTR ....



    Yes, but last I knew, the Ultima was not a production car!

    Seriously though, this is the one kit car that has really interested me. Could be a hell of a lot of fun to have one of these on the road.

    Stephen

    No ABS...

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    carlos fromspain said:
    For downloadable short videos of the offical record run go to the bottom of the web page



    Did you watch these vids Carlos? Notice that he locked all four wheels at the end? That's four destroyed sports tyres. This is the problem with these sorts of kit cars. They can handle the mechanical side of building a car, but the electronics take much more development effort. No ABS is a big problem in a car like this.

    Stephen

    Re: No ABS...

    Definately Stephen, also no assurence of reliability or safety either with putting someone elses modded engine here, this gearbox there, homemade chasis, etc. without the larger manufacturer's infrastructures and resources to conduct the more extensive tests. But hey, they are a great bang for the buck and fun factor though

    Re: No ABS...

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    FixedWing said:
    Did you watch these vids Carlos? Notice that he locked all four wheels at the end? That's four destroyed sports tyres.
    Stephen



    Maybe that's what the submission to the Guiness Book of Records was for.

    The car looks like like a throw-back to the sixties, except it wouldn't have had that rear wing back then.

    I shouldn't have said that. It'll start Nick off about the 997 also being a throw-back to the sixties. I wouldn't want to have incidentally contributed towards him getting banned again.
    Rennteam would be so dull without him.

    Re: No ABS...

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    fritz said:
    I shouldn't have said that. It'll start Nick off about the 997 also being a throw-back to the sixties. I wouldn't want to have incidentally contributed towards him getting banned again.
    Rennteam would be so dull without him.



    Now, now ... I think Nick is one of the more valuable contributors to this forum. That could never happen.

    Have you seen the Ultima in person? I have. It looks quite different to the photos. Personally, I much prefer the Can Am version. I don't think it is an accident that it has some resembalence to the 60's era cars. The technology is quite similar.

    As for the 997 ... well doesn't it trace its routes to the 356? Is that such a bad thing??

    Stephen

     
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