Lot 174 - 2017 Ultima GTR
|Sold - £53,200
- Genuine low mileage example
- Superb shattering performance
- Rothmans livery
Ultima GTR - The fastest accelerating and decelerating supercar of all time and multiple world speed record holder. The exciting Ultima GTR road car is the result of over 20 years of extensive research and development and is a product that takes the Ultima marque to sensational levels of fit, finish and performance. The world renowned GTR really is a supercar in every sense of the word which has officially humbled every last mainstream car on the planet bar none. In 2006, for instance, the GTR was crowned as the fastest production car in the world, beating the likes of the Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari Enzo and McLaren F1 to a plethora of world speed acceleration and deceleration records. In 2007, the GTR was independently timed around the Top Gear test track and was found to be a blistering 6.2 seconds per lap faster than the £450,000 Ferrari Enzo, staggering the onlookers witnessing the remarkable feat! Aerodynamic efficiency and balance has been of paramount importance on a car that is capable of over 200mph. Attention has centred around the length of the rear of the car to help clean up the airflow and thus improve down force, whilst maintaining a short front and rear overhang has ensured that the Ultima performs perfectly on normal roads taking speed bumps and ferry ramps in its stride. These developments have been comprehensively tested at MIRA (the Motor Industry Research Association) where the group was so impressed by the results that it sought an Ultima GTR as the centrepiece for many exhibition appearances publicising the extensive facilities that they have available for car manufacturers. The ultra clean look of the GTR and the faultless self-coloured gel coat bodywork has not been achieved through luck, but rather by design. The production car feel of the Ultima is immediately apparent, from the specially moulded headlight housings and covers to the immaculate panel fit and lack of any external body catches. Huge wheels front and back fill the wheel arches declaring its performance potential and the sensational appearance of the car has been applauded by designers and connoisseurs alike.
This fabulous example is presented in the iconic and nostalgic Rothmans colours synonymous with the Le Mans Porsche sports cars. It is fitted with a 6.2 litre fuel injected LS3 GM performance crate engine with EFI ECU, mated to a six-speed Porsche G50 gearbox supplied by Ultima. It has an FIA roll cage, lowered floor pan, twin fuel tanks, big brake kit, Alcantara pneumatic seats with adjusters, double skin package and a Thatcham Category 6 alarm immobiliser. Its air box was designed by Gardner Douglas, has LED lights and carbon fibre box lids. The starter motor (new) and alternator have both been upgraded and the engine has been tuned by Wortec. Air conditioning has been fitted and the instrumentation is Ultima with a leather and Alcantara dashboard which is standard factory fitted. The car sits on three-piece Billet wheels, and we understand that this fabulous sports car weighs in at only 1093kg! A truly stunning sports car with shattering performance to match, superb at the fraction of the price of more familiar Italian rivals!!
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