Ultima GTR

Wednesday, 12th March 2008 by

Parked in this rather unassuming car park at a very boring-looking business park near Leicester, England, we find a surprisingly impressive vehicle – an Ultima GTR, which is capable of 0-60 mph in 2.6 seconds, and which the manufacturers claim is the fastest supercar in the world.

Of course it isn’t really that surprising that there’s an Ultima here, as this is actually the headquarters of Ultima Sports Ltd. Which explains how I was able to find a ground-level picture of what is very likely exactly the same car, parked in what is clearly the same carpark.

Despite a little confusion over the numbers1, at around £30,000 this is definitely the cheapest way to become the owner of one of the world’s fastest cars. Provided you’re willing to build it yourself of course – these cars are usually supplied in component form for home assembly. However a few – presumably like this one – are factory built as “turnkey” models.

More info at Wikipedia, and at the SAE page about the car.

Thanks to Jesus Carrillo.

  1. Ultima Sports Ltd publicizes [PDF, 60KB] that the Bugatti Veyron does 0-60 in 2.8 seconds, whereas everybody else knows that the Bugatti actually does it in 2.5.