2006 Ultima GTR720 2006 record review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 7 October 2006 , 11:10:09 byEmil

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Ultima GTR720 2006 record

The Ultima GTR road car set a new record time of an incredible 9.4 seconds for the 0-100-0 mph sprint. The model is also capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds and to 100 mph in 5.3 seconds. It can return to 0 mph in 3.6 seconds. This new catalog of Ultima world records was once again strictly conducted, overseen and verified by an official from Datron Technology. The Ultima GTR720 used for these records, which is a company demonstrator, was driven to and from the test venue. The Ultima Factory managed to set the world record from sprinting from 0 to 100 mph and back for three years in a row with their 200 mph supercar.

The Ultima Factory have for the third consecutive year smashed the world record for sprinting to 100 mph and back to zero again in the all conquering, multiple world record holding 200 mph Ultima GTR supercar.
Driven by Ultima Director, Richard Marlow, the British built and designed Ultima GTR road car set a new world record time of a staggering 9.4 seconds for the 0-100-0 mph sprint. The GTR scorched from 0-60 mph in 2.6 seconds, 0-100 mph in 5.3 seconds and braked to zero from 100 mph in a mind blowing 3.6 seconds, which are all in themselves road car world record times.

The Ultima GTR used for the successful record attempt was the factory?s standard production specification Ultima GTR640 demonstrator, which has recently been upgraded with a 720 bhp Chevrolet V8 engine, and hence now known as the Ultima GTR720. The GTR720 was fully road legal, road tired and equipped with a standard 5 speed G50 transmission and a standard production engine option from Ultima?s official OE engine suppliers American Speed. No traction control devices or ABS braking aids were used.

Richard Marlow commented, ? We always knew that the Ultima was more than capable of achieving performance figures of this caliber. There is no other supercar in history which can match the pace of the Ultima GTR in this discipline. Furthermore the GTR720 is available at a fraction of the price of all other supercars and is also fantastic to drive at more sedate road speeds with its road friendly engine. It is currently being used as my daily driver in all weather conditions. I expect with these latest officially verified world records for the Ultima GTR to retain its title for a long time into the future as the fastest accelerating and decelerating supercar of all time. Along with all of our other previous world records we have achieved over the past couple of years, this is a superb showcase to officially demonstrate to the world just what the Ultima is capable of achieving and we have gained unprecedented worldwide automotive recognition and respect for our marque in the process?.

Ted Marlow commented, ?Quite frankly the Ultima has opened up a new league of road car performance with these new independently verified figures. The Ultima GTR with its superior power to weight ratio is now over two seconds quicker from 0-100-0 mph than the ?750,000 McLaren F1 LM, and over one and a half seconds quicker than the ?450,000 Ferrari Enzo. What?s more the GTR720 performed these world beating statistics consistently and reliably time after time. The mind boggling 30-70 mph time of just 1.8 seconds is further proof that the Ultima is so far ahead of any other car in terms of outright performance.

This new catalog of Ultima world records was once again 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. The use of their official Microsat GPS timing equipment which is based on incorruptible data provides irrefutable proof of the astonishing Ultima times. The Ultima GTR720 used for these records, which is a company demonstrator, was driven to and from the test venue.

1/4 mile Comparison Times
Ultima GTR 9.9 s @ 143 mph
Ferrari Enzo 11.1 s @ 133 mph
Porsche Carrera GT 11.3 s @ 131 mph
McLaren F1 11.6 s @ 125 mph
Saleen S7 11.8 s @ 119 mph
Porsche Ruf R Turbo 11.9 s @ 122 mph
Lamborghini Murcielago 12.0 s @ 121 mph
Ford GT40 12.2 s @ 121 mph
Lamborghini Gallardo 12.3 s @ 117 mph
Porsche 996 Turbo 12.4 s @ 115 mph
Porsche 911 GT3 12.4 s @ 113 mph
Ferrari 360 12.9 s @ 110 mph
Corvette C5 13.4 s @ 107 mph
Honda NSX 13.4 s @ 105 mph
Porsche Boxster S 14.2 s @ 99 mph

0-100-0 mph Comparison Times
Ultima GTR 9.4 s
Ferrari Enzo 10.9 s

McLaren F1 LM 11.5 s
Porsche Carrera GT 11.6 s
Pagani Zonda 11.8 s
Porsche 911 Ruf R Turbo 13.1 s
Ferrari F40 13.8 s
Lamborghini Murcielago 13.9 s
Dodge Viper SRT-10 14.6 s
Aston Martin DB9 14.9 s
Honda NSX Type-R 16.2 s

0-60 mph Comparison Times
Ultima GTR 2.6 s
McLaren F1 LM 3.2 s
Ferrari Enzo 3.4 s
Porsche Carrera GT 3.7 s
Pagani Zonda 3.7 s
Porsche 911 Ruf R Turbo 3.7 s
Ferrari F40 3.8 s
Lamborghini Murcielago 4.0 s
Dodge Viper SRT-10 4.4 s
Honda NSX Type-R 4.9 s
Aston Martin DB9 5.0 s

0-100 mph Comparison Times
Ultima GTR 5.3 s
McLaren F1 LM 6.3 s
Ferrari Enzo 6.7 s
Porsche Carrera GT 7.4 s
Pagani Zonda 7.5 s
Porsche 911 Ruf R Turbo 8.5 s
Ferrari F40 7.8 s
Lamborghini Murcielago 9.0 s
Dodge Viper SRT-10 9.5 s
Aston Martin DB9 10.2 s
Honda NSX Type-R 11.4 s

100-0 mph Braking Comparison Times

Ultima GTR 3.6 s
Ferrari Enzo 4.0 s
Pagani Zonda 4.0 s
Porsche Carrera GT 4.1 s
Porsche 911 Ruf R Turbo 4.2 s
Aston Martin DB9 4.4 s
Honda NSX Type-R 4.4 s
Lamborghini Murcielago 4.4 s
McLaren F1 LM 4.6 s
Dodge Viper SRT-10 4.7 s
Ferrari F40 4.7 s