As you are used by now, when you say Ultima GT-R you automatically think of a new world record. Well, you are not wrong! The British supercar managed to smash another one: 1 minute 9.9 seconds on the Top Gear circuit. However, before you’ll get to excited, you will not see the Ultima GT-R on the official list, as the test was not conducted by the Top Gear company.

With the new time, the Ultima GT-R is faster than models like: Ferrari FXX - 1 minute 10.7 seconds and Caparo T1 with a record lap time of 1 minute 10.6.

Richard Marlow, director of Ultima Sports said: "We are all absolutely thrilled with this lap record. I could see that the Formula 1 inspired Ferrari FXX looked supremely quick in the hands of Michael Schumacher, but I had every belief that it wasn’t a match for our legendary Ultima GTR720 road car. Of course unlike the Ferrari FXX, which is not road legal, we were able to drive our road car back home afterwards."

Short reminder: Ultima GT-R is powered by a 7-litre V8 Corvette engine that delivers 720 hp, makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 2.6 seconds and is capable of a top speed of 231mph.


Source: Autotrader

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  (807) posted on 04.27.2010

They also produced a convertible version called the Ultima Can-Am.In 2008 this car was awarded by the World Records Academy as the world’s fastest street-legal car.

AK47  (1024) posted on 10.23.2009

Pity it can’t outrun its looks.

AK47  (5) posted on 10.23.2009

Didnt they beat that a couple of years ago

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