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2006 Ultima GTR720

The Última Factory who are the current world record holders, have for the third consecutive year smashed the world record for sprinting to 100mph and back to zero again in the all conquering, multiple world record holding 200mph Última GTR supercar.

Driven by Última Director, Richard Marlow, the British built and designed Última GTR road car set a new world record time of a staggering 9.4 secs for the 0-100mph-0 sprint. The GTR scorched from 0-60mph in 2.6 secs, 0-100mph in 5.3 secs and braked to zero from 100mph in a mind blowing 3.6 secs, which are all in themselves road car world record times.

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

2006 Ultima GTR720
Richard Marlow commented, ' We always knew that the Última 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 Última 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 Última 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 Última 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 Última has opened up a new league of road car performance with these new independently verified figures. The Última GTR with its superior power to weight ratio is now over two seconds quicker from 0-100mph-0 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 30-70mph time of just 1.8 seconds is further proof that the Última is so far ahead of any other car in terms of outright performance.

This new catalogue of Última 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 Última times. The Última GTR720 used for these records which is a company demonstrator was driven to and from the test venue.


Última GTR 9.4secs
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
Dodge Viper SRT-10 14.6secs
Aston Martin DB9 14.9secs
Honda NSX Type-R 16.2secs

0-60 mph

Última GTR 2.6secs
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
Dodge Viper SRT-10 4.4secs
Aston Martin DB9 5.0secs
Honda NSX Type-R 4.9secs

2006 Ultima GTR720
0-100 mph

Última GTR 5.3secs
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
Dodge Viper SRT-10 9.5secs
Aston Martin DB9 10.2secs
Honda NSX Type-R 11.4secs

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

Última 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
Dodge Viper SRT-10 4.7secs
Aston Martin DB9 4.4secs
Honda NSX Type-R 4.4secs

Source - Ultima

Quarter Mile Run

The Última Factory has recorded yet another blistering statistic in the multiple world record holding Última GTR supercar. Driven by Última director, Richard Marlow, the GTR recorded a standing ¼ mile time of 9.9secs @ 143mph terminal speed at the FIA approved and verified Santa Pod Raceway.

The Última GTR road car used for the run was the same factory's standard production specification road car Última GTR720 demonstrator which has recently smashed the 0-100mph-0-world record. It was fitted with a 720bhp Chevrolet V8 engine from the OE engine suppliers American Speed, a standard 5-speed G50 transmission and road tyres. The GTR720 was pitched against a standard 345bhp Corvette C5, which doubled as a camera car to help demonstrate the mind-boggling performance of the GTR720, compared to other recognized fast road cars. The Santa Pod drag strip was utilized as it has the fully sanctioned FIA approved timing equipment rather than the less than accurate timing methods used at some speed events.

Richard Marlow commented, ' We knew that the standard factory spec car was more than capable of achieving a standing quarter mile time of this caliber, and it shows once again its performance superiority over other supercars. We performed several runs on the day all of which were in the sub 10secs category, The Última has a great deal more attributes to it than that of performing standing ¼ mile drag runs, but nevertheless this is a historical and worldwide reputed statistic that we wanted to record in order to demonstrate what our standard product can run. Clearly there is plenty more potential for the GTR on the drag strip if the runs had been carried out during a competitive event and if the car was optimized for such use, but that is not something we will be pursuing further. We are delighted that the standard road tyred GTR can run 9 secs quarters consistently with ease, and that these times are significantly quicker than all other supercars.

Source - Ultima

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