Ultima GTR

Ultima GTR Wipes the Floor with the Ferrari FXX

On the last season of Top Gear, F1 Champ Michael Schumacher took the top of the list on the Top Gear lap times, completing the track with his personal Ferrari FXX in 1 minute, 10.7 seconds – nearly seven seconds faster than the next fastest car (Gumpert Apollo,) which is an incredible feat. British supercar maker Ultima was less than impressed, however, and bet their track-tuned (and street legal) GTR720 could beat the track-only FXX around the track.

Ultima claims that Top Gear producers have refused to allow them to test the Ultima GTR on the track, however, and had to take it upon themselves to rent some track time from McLaren to do their tests…

Ultima GTR720

Ultima took their GTR720, a Chevy V8-powered 720 horsepower car to the Top Gear test track and had their own driver do a lap. The Ultima GTR720 demolished the $1.6 million Ferrari FXX, completing the lap in only 1 minute, 9.9 seconds. With Schumacher at the wheel, that number would be ever faster. To pour salt in the wounds, Ultima drove the GTR back to their factory after the test, something the not-street-legal Ferrari can’t do.

Considering the Ferrari’s $1.6 million price tag, the $49,000 Ultima’s victory is ever more impressive. The scary thing about this is the GTR720 isn’t even their fastest car. Ultima has an 800 hp GTR800 in the works, which I’m sure we’ll see more of in the near future.

Congrats on your victory Ultima, here’s hoping that Top Gear allows the GTR around its track soon.

  1. nothing but pride cool win by the way love for tha chevy power plant ted coudnt have chosen any better chevy v8 is the most successful and most wanted v8 engine ever built and a light weight british chassi a porsche g50 tranny and a chevy v8 are all 3 the best combination for a very very reliable race street super car ever and not to mention a world beater congrat guys and am sure getting one any time soon

  2. ultima is just the best combination of a world beater supercar the best of both worlds a american v8 a porsche g50 tranny and a well tuned light weight body from UK for a budget price if i compare to rivals congrat guys and a good choice with the chevy v8 because to my eyes its the mos successful and wanted v8 power plant ever built great for ultima , i thinck im getting one any time soon

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