Talk about a ‘Unicorn Project’ if there ever was one.
Jon Olsson, the Swedish free-skier and alpine ski race, has made no bones about his love for finely tuned supercars, which includes his own stable of machines like the Nissan R35 GT-R and the Lamborghini Murciélago LP670-4 SuperVeloce . Now, Olsson is collaborating with ADV.1 wheels to create and develop the “ultimate” Ultima GTR project. Details on the car are still not known with the exception of these jaw-dropping renderings, but if you know what the Ultima GTR is capable of, then you know that this car project is going to be a one sweet ride.
Fast, powerful, and road-legal, the Ultima GTR is one of the fastest vehicles on the planet, no questions asked. It’s got a Chevrolet -sourced 6.3-liter V8 engine that produces 543 horsepower – the chassis, however, can take in engines that have an output of well over 1,000 horsepower – and 528 lb/ft of torque. The car also weighs a little less than 1,000 kilos, thanks in large part to a number of lightweight materials, laminated glass, and a carbon fiber rear wing. According to ADV, the project is well on its way to developing so we’re going to stay tuned for all the important updates. For a car that has the stature of the Ultima GTR, we highly suggest that you do the same.
UPDATE 05/24/11: After a few months of lying under the sheets in constant testing and development, Jon Olsson’s Ultima GTR, which has since been christened the "Rebellion R1k", finally made its first appearance under the sun in Stockholm, Sweden. In this video captured by Olsson and his team, the Swedish ski racer takes his newly-built baby out for a nice test run along the streets of Stockholm while he prepares for the 2011 Gumball run from London to Monaco. Check out the look and sound of Olsson’s Rebellion Rk1 in all its fiery red glory.