Meet the Ultima Evolution. Ultima is a British sports car maker, and it’s been selling its GT-R and Can Am models in both kit and pre-built forms for over 15 years now.
Its cars are very fast. So replacing them with something called ‘Evolution’ suggests something very very fast.
There are, in fact, 15 different power outputs available from a range of Chevrolet LS V8 engines. It’s available at over £38,000 for a 350bhp Evolution in kit form, or £65,995 if you’d rather it was built in the factory.
But it’s the £95,995 Evolution range-topper you really want to know about. It’s a 6.8-litre supercharged V8 that cranks out 1020bhp, more than a Bugatti Veyron. The Ultima is a tenth of Veyron money, though, and at 950kg, weighs half as much.
The range-topping Evolution hits 60mph in 2.3 seconds, 0-100mph takes 4.9 seconds while 150mph is reached in 8.9 seconds. Just 0.3sec later it completes the quarter-mile at 156mph. Fast and Furious fans, this is a Ten Second Car.
There’s just one department in which the Ultima falls short: top speed. Its ‘gearing limited’ 240mph is well behind the Big Bug as well as Hennessey’s Venom GT, though probably sufficient for the rest of us.
While it comes with coupe and speedster-like convertible options, the Evolution looks little different to the GTR it replaces, posh new LED lights notwithstanding.
“The Ultima has taken its inspiration from the Group C Le Mans race cars and this is something we are very proud of indeed,” the company says. “The Ultima shape is something different and permanent compared to the ever-changing crop of latest supercars.”
Source: Top Gear