Ultima Sports Ltd, British manufacturers of the world record holding Ultima GTR and Ultima Can-Am supercars, are pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new updated model today called the Ultima Evolution which is available in both Coupe and Convertible form. The Ultima Evolution Coupe and Ultima Evolution Convertible replace the Ultima GTR and Ultima Can-Am which are both now discontinued.
The Ultima Evolution retains the same timeless Le Mans Group C inspired body shape as the Ultima GTR and Ultima Can-Am but is a vastly improved and modernized supercar in every sense. The superior Evolution model takes the Ultima to even greater levels of fit, finish, quality, safety, driver comfort, usability, practicality, handling finesse and performance. Many of the enhancements found on the new Ultima Evolution model have been stimulated by worldwide customer demand and feedback. The powerplant for the Ultima Evolution is the fuel injected LS Chevrolet V8 engine and the factory offers over 15 different power level options ranging from 350bhp for the base model up to the top of the range 1020bhp model.
The first Ultima Evolution Coupe production factory built demonstrator flagship model as pictured is equipped with the monstrous 1020bhp and 920ftlbs torque supercharged Chevrolet LS V8 official engine option delivering a power to weight ratio of over 1050bhp/ton which will really shake up the supercar scene and take the performance envelope of the Ultima to the next level. The new 1020bhp Evolution model has already been tested by the factory and has recorded a road legal 0-60mph time of 2.3secs, 0-100mph of 4.9secs with 0-150mph taking a mere 8.9 seconds! It has the capability to accelerate onwards to over 240mph. The 1020bhp Evolution model will surpass the performance envelope of the famous Ultima GTR720 current 0-100mph-0 world record holder which blasted around the top gear test track in full road going configuration in just 1min12.8secs with full video and GPS verified documentation.
Since the extremely successful world record holding Ultima GTR and Can-Am were first launched there have been over 15 years of continuous research and development taking place at the factory to every facet of the Ultima with many enhancements gradually introduced to the range. There is virtually no part of the Ultima Evolution that is in the same specification as when the GTR and Can-Am were first launched with fundamental changes and enhancements having taken place to the chassis, bodywork, drivetrain, wheels, cooling system, fuel system, steering system, suspension, lighting, interior and all key parameters on the Ultima.
The Ultima Evolution is an exciting new model from Ultima and it embodies all that the company has achieved with its previous acclaimed models, whilst incorporating a whole raft of exciting new features. Nothing on the Evolution has been taken for granted and every area has been meticulously researched before dedicated components are designed and fabricated by the factory. Unlike many high performance specialist cars, Ultima doesn't believe in the parts-bin mentality that sees components scavenged from other models. From designing and manufacturing its own cast aluminium uprights and hubs to having new body grills specifically manufactured for the Evolution, Ultima has striven to ensure there are no shortcuts when it comes to the quality of the end product.
Fully updated spaceframe using mainly 38mm x 1.5mm dia tube
Market leading torsional rigidity
Fully welded roll cage in 45mm CDS with welded rear braces
Powder coated in satin black
Panelled in 1.5mm NS4 alloy sheet.
Double element track design in carbon fibre revised for improved rearward visibility
Unpainted GRP finished in immaculate gel coat finish utilising the latest advances in pigment technology
Carbon fibre Ultima Evolution wing mirrors option
Carbon fibre Ultima Evolution front splitter option
Ultima Evolution badges
Rear view camera and parking sensors option
Ultima Evolution branded leather/alcantara seats and dashboard
Ultima Evolution branded instruments colour coded option
Carpet for the floor and rear bulkhead with colour coded piping option
Leather trimmed roll cage option
Stainless steel handbrake lever
Ultima Evolution branded luggage bag set
Steering wheel mounted wireless switch gear
Alpine in car entertainment system with sat nav option
Full LED lighting front and rear to Ultima Evolution design with a carbon fibre style headlight cluster arrangement and machined aluminium anodised bezels. LED side indicator repeaters
Laminated glass. Full U.S.A. and European certified.
Heated windscreen option
TIG welded double unequal length wishbones.
Alloy uprights in LM25.
Fully adjustable custom made coil spring dampers for bump, rebound and ride height
Alloy sports Ultima rack and pinion 2.4 turns lock to lock.
12.7" curved vane vented disc brakes all round.
Adjustable brake bias front to rear. All s/s TUV hoses.
Chevrolet V8 LS fuel injection from 350bhp to 1020bhp
Porsche six speed manual transaxle with machined billet quick shifter cable change system
Forged lightweight alloy one piece Ultima Evolution wheels 9" x 18" front, 13.5"x 18" rear
Ultima Evolution centre caps
245/35ZR18 front 335/30/ZR18 rear
1020bhp 6800cc SUPERCHARGED LS V8 ULTIMA EVOLUTION
0-60mph: 2.3 secs (World Record)
0-100mph: 4.9 secs (World Record)
30-70mph: 1.5 secs (World Record)
0-150mph: 8.9 secs (World Record)
0-100-0 mph: 8.8 secs (World Record)
Standing quarter mile: 9.2 secs @ 156mph
Top speed: 240+ mph (gearing limited)
700bhp 7000cc LS7 V8 ULTIMA EVOLUTION
0-60mph: 2.6 secs (World Record)
0-100mph: 5.3 secs (World Record)
30-70mph: 1.8 secs (World Record)
0-150mph: 10.4 secs (World Record)
0-100-0 mph: 9.4 secs (World Record)
Standing quarter mile: 9.9 secs @ 143mph
Top speed: 200+ mph (gearing limited)
Top Gear Track: 1min12.8 secs (road tyres) 1min 9.9 secs (slicks)
480bhp 6200cc LS3 V8 ULTIMA EVOLUTION
0-60mph: 3.1 secs
0-100mph: 6.4 secs
30-70mph: 2.4 secs
0-150mph: 13.2 secs
0-100-0 mph: 10.5 secs
Standing quarter mile: 11.4 secs @ 129mph
Top speed: 180+ mph (gearing limited)
Top Gear Track: 1min 15.9 secs
Ground Clearance: 120mm (adjustable)
Source: Ultima press