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Tuesday, September 18, 2007 // 0 replies
9:33 PM
The Ultima Factory, who are the current world record 0-100mph-0 holders, today proved beyond any doubt that the Ultima GTR is the fastest accelerating and deceleratingroad car on the planet by setting a new world record time of 9.8 seconds for the 0-100mph-0 sprint. This is the first ever sub ten seconds 0-100mph-0 recorded in the world!



The Record Breaking Ultima GTR.

The standard factory production specification Ultima GTR was powered by a 377c.i 685bhp Chevrolet V8 engine once again built by American Speed who are the official Original Equipment engine suppliers to Ultima. This engine is a standard part option available from the American Speed pricelist.

The Ultima GTR stormed from 0-60mph in 2.8secs and 0-100mph in 5.8 secs which are in themselves world record times, and braked from 100mph to zero in just 3.6 secs.

Richard Marlow, director of Ultima Sports Ltd and driver of the Ultima GTR during the world record run said “Our new world record once again proves that the Ultima GTR is truly the fastest supercar currently available in the world today, and by a substantial margin. What’s more as with all factory spec Ultima’s the devastatingly fast world record breaking GTR is equally at home on the public roads as it’s an absolute pleasure to drive at normal road speeds thanks to the car’s user-friendly nature and smooth power banded engine. We are also currently installing a 640bhp engine into one of our other demonstrators, to be named the Ultima GTR640 in commemoration of all of our existing world records achieved with 640bhp. We look forward to the Stig taking on allcomers around the Top Gear test track in our demonstrator assuming of course that the BBC feel it is appropriate to give our British built sportscar the opportunity to humiliate their current lap record holder the Ferrari Enzo.”

The Ultima GTR used on the successful record attempt was fully road legal, fitted with road tyres and was driven to and from the test venue. Once again the world record was strictly conducted, overseen and verified by an official from Datron Technology who are acknowledged by the Guinness Book of Records and the motoring press as official timekeepers, using state of the art Microsat GPS equipment.

A submission has been sent to the Guinness Book of Records.

0-100mph-0 comparison times

Ultima GTR


9.8secs

Ferrari Enzo


10.9secs

McLaren F1 LM


11.5secs

Porsche Carrera GT


11.6secs

Pagani Zonda


11.8secs

Porsche 911 Ruf R Turbo


13.1secs

Ferrari F40


13.8secs

Lamborghini Murcielago


13.9secs

Aston Martin DB9


14.9secs

Honda NSX Type-R


16.2secs


0-60mph comparison times

Ultima GTR


2.8secs

Ferrari Enzo


3.4secs

McLaren F1 LM


3.2secs

Porsche Carrera GT


3.7secs

Pagani Zonda


3.7secs

Porsche 911 Ruf R Turbo


3.7secs

Ferrari F40


3.8secs

Lamborghini Murcielago


4.0secs

Aston Martin DB9


5.0secs

Honda NSX Type-R


4.9secs



0-100mph comparison times

Ultima GTR


5.8secs

Ferrari Enzo


6.7secs

McLaren F1 LM


6.3secs

Porsche Carrera GT


7.4secs

Pagani Zonda


7.5secs

Porsche 911 Ruf R Turbo


8.5secs

Ferrari F40


7.8secs

Lamborghini Murcielago


9.0secs

Aston Martin DB9


10.2secs

Honda NSX Type-R


11.4secs


100mph-0 braking comparison times
(not including drivers reaction time)

Ultima GTR


3.6secs

Ferrari Enzo


4.0secs

McLaren F1 LM


4.6secs

Porsche Carrera GT


4.1secs

Pagani Zonda


4.0secs

Porsche 911 Ruf R Turbo


4.2secs

Ferrari F40


4.7secs

Lamborghini Murcielago


4.4secs

Aston Martin DB9


4.4secs

Honda NSX Type-R


4.4secs

Ted Marlow commented “We are particularly delighted that we achieved two 9.8secs world record runs in a row for good measure. Also the data sheet shows that the full potential of the Ultima GTR at the 0-100mph-0 sprint still hasn’t been realized because if you take our fastest recorded 0-100mph time of 5.5secs (achieved during a successful 0-150mph world record run in September 2004 when track temperature was higher) and marry it to our fastest recorded 100mph to zero braking time of 3.6secs, then a low 9 secs 0-100mph-0 run is possible.That’s something to aim for another day.”

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