October 26, 2007

The Ultima-te Stig lap.

Ok, it's only technically a street car but it's still pretty impressive that the Ultima GTR pulverized the TopGear lap record by almost five seconds!!! The GTR lapped at 1:12.8, that's 4.8 seconds faster than the Koenigsegg CXX (with Stig wing).

In this clip from the Ultima web site, it's especially cool to see a complete lap of the test track we all have seen a million times, from a driver's point of view.

from Ultima's web page:

British supercar manufacturers Ultima Sports Ltd have this week celebrated their 15th year anniversary in style by obliterating the Top Gear TV Lap Record by over four and a half seconds in their standard production Ultima GTR720 road car, which was a record previously held by the Swedish Koenigsegg CXX.
Driven by Ultima’s own Stig, the standard production 200 + mph Ultima GTR720 equipped with fully e-marked road tyres which was driven to the test venue, recorded a blistering fully verified lap time of 1min12.8secs, demolishing the previous record held by the £415,000 Koenigsegg CXX of 1min17.6secs. The record attempt was organized by Ultima Sports Ltd themselves in conjunction with Plans Motorsport after apparently being overlooked by the producers at Top Gear TV over the last couple of years despite repeated approaches.

Richard Marlow, Director of Ultima Sports Ltd commented
"It came as no surprise to any of us here at the factory that on our very first hot lap in the Ultima GTR the Top Gear TV Lap Record was well and truly beaten leaving all other supercars in it’s wake which accurately demonstrates the all round performance envelope of the Ultima GTR. I always knew that the GTR could take the crown with ease by a simply huge margin, the fully verified lap time data shows that in a head to head race with the £450,000 Ferrari Enzo the Ultima GTR would lap it every 12 laps! ...

Ted Marlow, Managing Director of Ultima Sports Ltd commented
"We were forced into having to achieve this Top Gear TV track record independently as despite repeated approaches by ourselves, customers and worldwide Ultima fans to Top Gear TV with a view to having the Ultima GTR720 timed around the Top Gear track and road test, no invites were forthcoming.



  1. Which Stiggy? The Caparo (worse car neme EVER) already roasted Plato...

    Man, 40 years and nothing's changed: light chassis with a big ass honking USA v8 and you got magic.

    But passing it off as a "road car" is really stretching it.

  2. Uh, you know, The Stig. Plato does not count as a stig. A simple 'yes' or 'no' would have sufficed, but, um, thanks.

  3. but there is no "the" only "a"

    ...besides, In Tiff we trust.

  4. I feel like I was the one driving Ultima GTR and it's so cool, thanks for sharing the driver's point of view. Ultima really beat Koenisegg by how many seconds?


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