An Ultima GTR And A Lead Foot Are A Recipe For Disaster


You aren't an F1 driver just because you own a supercar.

The Ultima GTR is one of those supercars that time forgot. There are many reasons for this, including the fact that the company encouraged enthusiasts to construct the car at home, although turn-key models were offered for sale. The Ultima GTR also burst onto the scene in the time before YouTube and social media really took off. Anyways, the history of the car isn't what this video is about. This short dash cam clip was reportedly shot in Russia and shows an Ultima GTR coming in too hot as it exist a roundabout.

Since the Ultima GTR could be assembled at home we don't know what was powering this specific example. We do know that the recommended engines were Chevy V8s mounted midship and tuned to make anywhere from 300 bhp to over 1,000 bhp. All that power is sent to the rear wheels, so it's easy to see how this guy could have overcooked it.

Luckily for the Ultima GTR driver and the other car involved in the accident the damage seems to be minor. Ultima's site says that the car's brakes are "12.7" curved vane vented disc brakes all round with four pot calipers" yet it doesn't look like the driver was slamming on them. Either way, whatever was done worked out. That being said the GTR is no longer made by Ultima, so finding parts for any repairs that need to be done might be a hassle. Perhaps this driver can just write off the GTR and instead by the new Ultima Evolution? Ultima GTR photo courtesy of Ultima Sports Ltd.

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