7 Ultima Sports launch a new supercar, GTR gets caught doing 300 kph in 80 kph zone

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Remember Ultima GTR - the unloved British supercar with unrecognized TopGear record many many years ago?

Apparently, Ultima Sports Ltd are alive and well. In fact, they have just launched a new model - Ultima Evolution.

In best of British boutique sportscar manufacturer traditions, the new model looks exactly like the one it replaces. Ultima claims that the Evolution is "vastly improved" and revealed some mighty acceleration times:

"The new 1020bhp Evolution model has already been tested by the factory and has recorded a road legal 0-60 mph time of 2.3 seconds, 0-100 mph of 4.9, with 0-150 mph taking a mere 8.9 seconds".

I don't know about the 0-100 and 0-150 times, but the 0-60 seems very optimistic. Ultima also claim "over 240mph" top speed, which is, almost certainly, a mere calculation, based on gear ratios, and will never be verified in real life.

Meanwhile in Warsaw, Poland, an Ultima GTR on its way from Czech Republic to Riga, Latvia, was stopped by police for speeding. It was clocked at 302 kilometers per hour in 80 kph zone.

This must be some kind of a record. If Ultima could not get TopGear to recognize their time at Dunsfold, at least now they will have the undisputed Warsaw speeding record.

What makes this incident even more amusing is that, before getting impounded by police, this car was booked to appear in "Auto 2015" - a car expo currently held in Riga.

As far as I know, the yellow Ultima GTR was privately owned and the offending driver had no affiliation with Ultima Sports Ltd.

5y ago by FastestLaps
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DDriver  5y ago

There is no car faster than a police radio.


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patriky91  5y ago

i think its a bullshit
becuase you won't do it whit so expensive car
by the way I live in Riga and I wanted to see Ultima


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Art  5y ago

Cops in Poland purchased few stealth OPC recently for highway patrols....while those "regular" Insignia (also used in Poland) were facing problems in high speed pursuits.
What kind of car caught Ultima....I dont know, but all other cars in Warsaw police fleet are unable to reach more than 240 km/h. Some guys claim those OPC are without speed limiter which potentially should allow to reach 270 km/h (as in OPC Unlimited)...if true, hard to say unless you have Ultima to check it out :)


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FastestLaps  5y ago

How do you know it was Insignia OPC? We have Insignia police cars also in Latvia, but they are not OPCs (v6 turbo 320+ ps), they are 250ps 4 cylinder turbos, also with all wheel drive.


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Art  5y ago

Ultima - demolishes fastest cars in the world....except police Insignia OPC? :)


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FastestLaps  5y ago

I also think it is questionable how it could get registered in Check Republic (EU). Just look at the front numberplate - it's only visible if you're standing next to the car.

I also can't imagine how it could cope with sleeping policemen, carpark ramps etc...


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Piorun  5y ago

Im not sure if it should be road legal

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