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Cars And Their Owners: Ultima GTR

Ultima GTR

Good evening everyone! I know it has been quite some time since I did a ‘Cars and Their Owners’ feature, however, this is something I want to make more regular. That aside though, the car I have for you this time is something you may not have seen before. It’s called the Ultima GTR and essentially, it’s a savage kit-car that is one of the closest things a road-legal race car you can buy.

Ultima GTR
Wings up! Who doesn’t like dihedral doors?!

The owner, Steve, is quite keen for me to have a ride in it and this is definitely an offer I will kindly accept – once we are able to get the dates to work. Back to the car though – Ultima is a sportscar company based in Leicester, UK that has been around since the 80s and has pumped out cars such as the GTR, Can-Am and the Ultima Mk1. In fact, the Mk1 was developed under Lee Noble, the founder of Noble, who you may know from cars such as the M12 and the M600.

Vital Statistics

  • Make: Ultima
  • Model: GTR
  • Year: 2015
  • Engine: LS3 6.2 litre V8
  • Power: TBC
  • 0-62 time: Around 2 seconds
  • Top speed: Over 200mph
  • Gearbox: Porsche 997 Turbo 6-Speed Manual Gearbox
  • Torque: 450 lb ft
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel drive
  • MPG: Unknown
  • CO2 emissions: Unknown

What does it have?

Dash2 digital dash and air con.

Ultima GTR
The inside is driver focused and only has air con as a creature comfort

How long have you owned it and why did you buy it?

Owned 4 years – 2 year build, 18 months on the road. The reason for getting the car was that it was the only car that could match and beat motorcycle acceleration – didn’t want another bike as I’d had a bad accident on a bike a few years previous and that took over a year to recover from – pic below is the wall broken by my head and body

It’s a wonder that Steve was able to walk away at all, judging by the debris left behind.
Ultima GTR
The smiley face alloys are a tell-tale sign this GTR belongs to Steve.

What work have you put in to it?

All built by myself with help from buddies.

Ultima GTR
The Chevy V8 sits nicely behind the occupants and it’s rather loud…

What do you like most about it?

Speed – nothing comes close – noise, all encompassing.

Ultima GTR
I love the big wing, such a vocal point of the GTR

What don’t you like about it?

Far too much in the wet.

Ultima GTR
It’s clear this car means business, and it doesn’t suffer fools lightly

​​What has been your most memorable drive?

Run back from crispy cremes on the A3 in the rain – butt clenching.

Ultima GTR
The cockpit where the brave (or the bonkers) will sit to try and tame the beast.

What will you buy next?

Nothing – I have all the cars I want but if pressed would buy a Porsche 911 (996) Carrera 4s but just as an investment as prices will jump in the next couple of years.

Ultima GTR

A big thanks to Steve for his time, I look forward to being scared half to death in his GTR! And remember, if you want your car featured, please get in touch and I will do my upmost best to make it happen! The car needs to be interesting though!



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