It seems that a record never comes alone. The Ultima Factory has recorded yet another blistering statistic in the multiple world record holding Ultima GTR supercar. Driven by Ultima director, Richard Marlow, the GTR recorded a standing quarter mile time of 9.9secs @ 143mph terminal speed at the FIA approved and verified Santa Pod Raceway.
The Ultima GTR road car used for the run was the same factory’s standard production specification road car Ultima GTR720 demonstrator which has recently smashed the 0-100mph-0-world record. It was fitted with a 720bhp Chevrolet V8 engine from the OE engine suppliers American Speed, a standard 5-speed G50 transmission and road tyres. The GTR720 was pitched against a standard 345bhp Corvette C5, which doubled as a camera car to help demonstrate the mind-boggling performance of the GTR720, compared to other recognized fast road cars. The Santa Pod drag strip was utilized as it has the fully sanctioned FIA approved timing equipment rather than the less than accurate timing methods used at some speed events.
Top ten fastest car over the quarter mile
|Ultima GTR||9.9secs @143mph|
|Porsche Carrera GT||11.3secs@131mph|
|Porsche Ruf R Turbo||11.9secs@122mph|
|Porsche 996 Turbo||12.4secs@115mph|