CarFest South 'Pride & Joy' Auction 2012

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2006 Ultima GTR

Lot No.: 229

Registration: V8 GTW
Chassis Number: Ultima 23501
Engine Number: K3951515
Number of cylinders: 8
CC: 7200cc
Year of Manufacture: 2006
Sold for (£): 39,760

The Lee Noble designed Ultima GTR road car is the result of over 20 years of Ultima factory research and development and is a product that takes the Ultima marque right up into Supercar territory where it stands shoulder to shoulder with such iconic names as McLaren, Bugatti and Ferrari. The true appeal of the Ultima GTR is that its reputation has been carved out based on its class leading performance figures and its undeniable Group C racer looks, rather than on how many hundreds of thousands of pounds it costs. This is first and foremost a driver's car. In 2006 the Ultima GTR was crowned as the quickest production car in the world, beating the likes of the Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari Enzo and
McLaren F1. In 2007, the GTR was independently timed around the Top Gear test track and was found to be a blistering 6.2 seconds per lap quicker than the £450,000 Ferrari Enzo. The Ultima GTR is, at the time of writing, the quickest accelerating and decelerating Supercar ever built. Period!


The Ultima GTR we have for sale here takes the sublime Ultima GTR and adds a series of race car inspired developments, the aim of which is to achieve a road legal car with a serious race car bias. The modifications, many of which were performed by race car engineer Steve Smith, were designed to ensure that it remains a compliant, comfortable, head-turning road car, which can then easily take on its race car alter ego when called for, thus becoming a sensational, track focused, animal.

Recently the car has had a full nut and bolt rebuild by Race Engineer, Andy Waters, of AW Tracksport. The car is immaculate and will be presented to the new owner with 12 months MOT and 2 days of support from AW Tracksport to be used either at the track side, AW Tracksport's workshop or at a venue of the new owner's choosing so as to familiarise them with the car and set it up car for their requirements. The full specification of this remarkable car can be found in the information folder offered with this Lot.

The most notable features of the car are the 7200cc Peter Knight built engine that pushes out 648.9 bhp at 6,400rpm and a pretty substantial 616ft/lbs torque at 4,800rpm. It comes with Dymag centre lock one piece wheels. The rear wing, rear air scoop, front and side splitters are all finished in carbon.


In summary, this car not only opens the door to top level Ultima ownership, but also offers a very rare opportunity to own one of only a small number of Steve Smith's creations at a fraction of the build price. It gives the successful bidder a firm grasp of that automotive Holy Grail - a car that can give as much pleasure on the road as it can hurtling round Silverstone or Brands Hatch, all without compromise. A very rare beast indeed.