"Lighter and more powerful than a Ferrari F50, this could well be the ultimate road and track car."
Brett Fraser EVO Magazine
"As with previous Ultimas, the quality of construction is breathtaking."
Brett Fraser EVO Magazine
"Its the Can-Am's sheer gustiness and response at 100mph+ which really confirms its credentials as a bona fide super car."
Brett Fraser EVO Magazine
"Before you splash out on an F50 for weekend fun, take a spin the Ultima."
Brett Fraser EVO Magazine
"Every inch you travel in it feels slightly illicit - the Can-Am comes across as a race car that took a wrong exit from the pits'."
Brett Fraser EVO Magazine
"The Ultima Can-Am is one of a select group that looks as if it's doing 200mph standing still."
Rod Kerr The Daily Telegraph
"A McLaren F1 is slightly faster, perhaps, but not much, and the £631,000 price tag might be off-putting."
Rod Kerr The Daily Telegraph
"What surprised me most about the Can-Am, which is capable of awesome speed, was its willingness to go slowly when needed."
Rod Kerr The Daily Telegraph
"If you don't understand the mentality, buy an ordinary car like a Porsche or Ferrari instead."
Rod Kerr The Daily Telegraph
"One of the most sensational road cars of all time? In styling stakes, the Can-Am even gives big-money production machinery worries."
Ian Stent Which Kit Magazine
"Fibreglass is the cornerstone of the kit car industry. The Ultima Can-Am illustrates the pinnacle of the science."
Nigel Dean Which Kit Magazine
"Both the Can-Am and the GTR have moved on from their race-derived inspiration to become altogether more complete and appealing road-going supercars."
John Hepburn Which Kit Magazine
"This is the best mid-engined gearchange on the market."
John Hepburn Which Kit Magazine
"As for the handling, simply vast amounts of grip from the Goodyear Eagle F1 GS Fiorano rubber gives the car huge levels of poise and control through the bends. On some superb sweeping A and B-roads we pushed the Can-Am harder and harder and there’s no doubt that it’s ability far outweighs our own."
John Hepburn Which Kit Magazine
"The first few times you floor the throttle the acceleration is breathtaking and other road users appear to have simply parked up in the road. But it’s only after a few blasts that you realise the pedal is only half depressed. Push on to the floor and the 6.3 litre Chevy’s true potential becomes apparent-this is simply monstrous, tower-topping power that spits the Can-Am up the road as though it weighs next to nothing at all."
John Hepburn Which Kit Magazine
"Quite simply, it’s a giant killing performance."
John Hepburn Which Kit Magazine
"Indeed, while the thought of over 500bhp in a car that weighs less than a tonne may put the fear of God in most drivers, it’s the ease with which the Can-Am can be genuinely exploited that really becomes apparent. A simple gear change, positive ride, level handling, huge grip, good visibility, direct steering and equally predictable stopping power all go to make a potentially intimidating drive remarkably easy."
John Hepburn Which Kit Magazine
"Out on the road in a Can-Am, especially one the vivid hue of our test car, you’ll be hailed as a hero by every car enthusiast and school kid."
Brett Fraser Channel 4
"The Can-Am is wild and wonderful. Its V8 makes a sound like every American race-car movie you’ve ever watched, it accelerates like a jet fighter off the deck of an aircraft-carrier, and it can be thrown through corners with the gutso of a hot hatch. It feels as if you really are strapped into a genuine Can-Am competition machine, only you don’t have to wear a helmet and race overalls."
Brett Fraser Channel 4
"Ferrari-crushingly quick the Can-Am is an utter blast to drive, both on the road and at track days. And while, obviously, you have to take care in it, its surprisingly easy to drive, and even simpler to be thrilled by and enjoy."
Brett Fraser Channel 4
"Its raw energy is obvious in any gear and at any revs, every throttle command is answered with a brutish and immediate, stab of forward thrust. And while some cars shield you from their performance, the Can-Am lets you revel in all its vibrant detail."
Brett Fraser Channel 4
"The Can-Ams suspension is firm, yet not unpleasantly so, making low speed urban driving less of a chore than in many other sports cars."
Brett Fraser Channel 4
"The Can-Am is beautifully made, enormous fun and faster than a Ferrari F50 for a fraction of the cost."
Brett Fraser Channel 4
"You want fast? In all my Ferrari-owning, Lambo-loving, Pagani pestering life, I have never driven a road car as searingly quick as the Ultima Can-Am."
Robert Farago The Truth About Cars
"It’s often said a car’s only as fast as its brakes. When it comes to shedding speed, the Can-Am’s four-wheel discs are as close as you can get to a pause button. Press the go pedal and your internal organs are thrust backwards. Press the brakes and they’re trying to pop out of your chest like that snake thing in Alien. Add in the severe lateral forces created by cornering, and the Can-Am provides a menu of physical sensations only available to race car drivers and fighter pilots. In fact, it’s a car fully capable of making people violently ill. But the really sick part is that it doesn’t take more than ten minutes before the whole experience starts to feel very, very good."
Robert Farago The Truth About Cars
"For the non-technically minded, it has enough brute force to scare the bejesus out of any passenger that hasn’t competed in open car racing. Not that you’d hear them begging you to stop…"
Robert Farago The Truth About Cars
"I’m here to tell you people, that an Ultima offers exceedingly fine value for money."
Steve Hole Totalkitcar
"I explore the cars potential, and have to say that the experience will live with me for a very long time. It turns in beautifully and never once feels like coming unstuck, thanks in part to huge 335-section rear Goodyears, riding on 18” wheels, and a suspension set-up par excellence. Likewise, roadholding, athough never fully tested is of premium top-drawer. When it comes to outright shove, I’m scrabbling for suitable adjectives and superlatives to be honest. Sure, I’ve driven very fast cars before, some that have given me blurred vision, such has been the velocity on offer, but none has been as violent in the way that when prompted, the Can-Am unleashes its 550 horses. The horizon hurtles towards you, in such a visceral, brutal way that senses take a while to catch up. Crucially however, unlike some, it all happens in a controlled (and controllable) way. Nothing short of staggering"
Steve Hole Totalkitcar
"As you may have gathered I really liked the Ultima Can-Am. More than that, I LOVED it. The car reaffirmed to me everything that is truly great about this industry."
Steve Hole Totalkitcar
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Ultima Can-Am with LS7
Ultima Can-Am with LS7