World Records - Record Breaking Ultima GTR640 Tested By Top Gear And Fifth Gear TV At MPH 05
The Top Gear and Fifth Gear TV team put the world record holding Ultima GTR640 through its paces in the live motoring theatre at the MPH05 Show for two consecutive weekends, firstly at the NEC, Birmingham and then at Earls Court, London.
The three presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and Tiff Needell took on the challenge of breaking the urban road legal speed limit on the sixty metre arena using the world record breaking GTR640, which is capable of 0-60mph in just 2.7secs and 0-100mph in a mind blowing 5.5secs.
Following some video footage of the Ultima Factory's official 0-100mph-0 world record run on huge plasma screens, Tiff Needell wowed the crowds by taking on the attempt. Fellow presenter Richard Hammond measured the speed using a hand held radar gun with Jeremy Clarkson providing his legendary trademark commentary. Naturally this spectacular mission was accomplished with ease.
Jeremy Clarkson, clearly impressed by the mind numbing statistics and stunt he had just witnessed, remarked that the Ultima is "an amazing car which holds virtually every road car world speed record in existence."
Richard Marlow, Director of Ultima Sports Ltd commented "It was a pleasure to hand our GTR640 demonstrator over to the Top Gear and Fifth Gear TV presenters for them to publicly acknowledge all of our independently verified world records we have achieved with the Ultima GTR in front of over 110,000 people during the two shows venues. What better way to demonstrate the confidence that the company has in its product than to allow the top gear and fifth gear team to perform over 100 maximum power launches of the companies GTR640 demonstrator.
The GTR640 as well as performing over one hundred full power launches during the course of the event including practice runs by the presenters during rehearsals braked so consistently well that the car came to a halt in exactly the same position within inches of the concrete barriers in every performance. What is more despite all of the repeated world beating full power standing starts during the event the car was driven home by myself afterwards still in perfect working order which is a testament to the reliability and strength which we have in our extensively developed and proven driveline set up."