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http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=8956

The Ultima Factory yesterday smashed the production car world record in an Ultima GTR for sprinting to 100mph and back to zero again beating times set by all manner of supercars.

Driven by Ultima Director, Richard Marlow, the factory built Ultima GTR set a new world record time of 10.3 seconds to achieve 0-100mph-0 smashing the previous record by half a second. The British built super car stormed from 0-60mph in 2.8 secs and reached 100mph from standstill in an incredible 5.9 secs before coming back to rest a mere 4.4 secs later.

All of the times were set by a standard, factory built, fully road legal, road tyred Ultima GTR built using all of the high spec factory specified and proven parts. The car was even equipped with a few luxuries such as air conditioning but no traction control devices; launch control systems or ABS braking aids were used.

The car was fitted with its recommended Porsche G50 5 speed transaxle and normally aspirated 640BHP 377ci Chevrolet V8 engine which is a standard offering by the factory from its official engine suppliers American Speed.

Ultima are particularly proud that their record time beat the legendary £630,000 McLaren F1 road car by well over a full second at less than one tenth of the cost!
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Yes, but keep in mind that the Ultimas are kit cars like the Radical or Caterham. They're cheap, but a big part of that comes from not having to meet any of the vehicle regulations (because they sell you a kit, not a car- no liability). They were also really smart spec'ing out the ubiquitous chevy 350 for a powerplant. It is quite a machine for $90K, no doubt. Better track car than the $30k cheaper, 1050lb, 250hp Radical SR3? Hmm..
 
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