FAQ

No problem - the Ultima EVO Coupe and Ultima EVO Convertible are probably two of the easiest component cars to self assemble and for 75% of our customers this is their first ever build.
The Ultima has been designed, developed and tested over a period of years to be assembled in a single garage by a complete novice. All the parts are included in the kit, down to the last washer. Expert guidance is available at every stage, an excellent build manual in CD format is supplied and a build advice line is linked directly to the factory. As far as our team is concerned there is no such thing as a daft question.
Prior to delivery to the customer the factory carries out work on any part that requires workshop facilities to assemble it. For instance, items like the uprights are supplied with all the bearings pressed in and hubs completely assembled ready to simply bolt to the wishbones. All the aluminium panels are cut to size and all the folds in the panels are pre-formed by the factory. In short this is a complete self-assembly supercar.
Simple hand tools that can be purchased for under GBP200 from any motor factors are all that you require to build one of our cars.
Should you have any concerns over items like fitting the bodywork then the factory can carry this operation out for you. We are very conscious that we are selling a leisure pursuit and therefore will do everything in our power to make your supercar build a pleasurable experience resulting in a car to be proud of.
If you still have any doubts about how straightforward it is to assemble the Ultima or are interested in exploring a potential purchase further please do not hesitate to phone our office on 01455 631366 and we will be delighted to arrange a mutually convenient date for a visit to the factory.

Both models have been road registered in over 40 countries. Please contact us if you have a specific query about your country.

The Ultima Evolution Coupe and Ultima Evolution Convertible have been designed as road cars and as such have :-
Compliant suspension
Ample suspension travel
Adjustable suspension
Comfortable seats
Seat lumber support
Leather or Alcontara trim
Bulkhead and floor carpet
Ample leg room
Easy cockpit access
Gas strut assist for doors and bonnet
Superb visibility
Ergonomically designed dashboard and controls
Electrically adjustable wing mirrors
Charging points for sat nav phone etc.
Good turning circle
Tractable engine
Lockable doors and fuel caps
Watertight
Sealed luggage containers
In door storage
Air con or heater/demister
Sufficient ride height for speed humps
Toll booth compatible
Alarm and tracker system options
Excellent headlights
Low wind noise
Easy to drive
Road clutch and brakes
Superb access to all mechanical parts
Powder coated and plated components
Designed to fit inside a standard house garage
Cockpit noise level similar to a Corvette C5
Moulded rear inner wheel arches

The Ultima bodywork is supplied in an immaculate market-leading gel coat finish which does not require painting.

Gel coat is thicker than any paint finish and is more resistant to stone chips. It is only possible to achieve a gel coat of this mirror finish due to the sensational quality of the Ultima EVO body moulds which were painstakingly developed. This saves our customers the need for an expensive and time consuming bodywork paint finish being applied at a paint shop.

There is an Ultima EVO bodywork colour configurator which conveys the body colour choices.

Our average customer takes around 350 hours.
Take your time and savour the fantastic build process.

Our company policy is to deal directly with our customers and so all Ultima EVO vehicles are supplied directly from the factory in Hinckley UK to the customer.

Definitely not. The Ultima EVO is constructed from new components specifically designed for the application.

The factory has designed the Ultima EVO to accept the LS Chevrolet V8 engine ranging from 300bhp to over 1000bhp.
The factory does not recommend fitting alternative engines.

The Ultima EVO has been designed to accept the Porsche 996 six speed manual transaxles. Apart from changing the breather location no other modifications are recommended.

The Porsche transaxle is superbly engineered and has an exceptional weight/strength ratio.
The Porsche transaxle fitted to an Ultima EVO has been used successfully with engines over 1000bhp.

The Ultima EVO gear change is centrally mounted, situated close to the steering wheel with a superb billet 6-speed manual H-pattern quick shifter.

Drivers up to 6’ 10” have fitted in our standard Ultima seats with our extended pedal box option.

Over half the kits that Ultima produces are left hand drive.

There are purpose made alloy sealed luggage containers either side of the cockpit. These are accessible from inside the car. There is additional space behind the seats and in the doors. Storage is also available behind the access panel under the front section.
Trips abroad are no problem and neither is the weekly supermarket expedition.

A comprehensive CD version of the manual is sent when the kit is ordered.

Due to the unique design of the Ultima EVO range, the factory has a policy of not supplying manuals on general release.

You can spread the overall purchase over as many different build stages/payments as you desire to suit your budget.

An Ultima EVO kit is generally ready for shipping within 16 weeks of the order being placed.

Contact the factory by e-mail or phone to discuss the specification for your kit. The factory will then prepare a spreadsheet listing the parts that will be required to assemble your kit.
Once we have adjusted the spreadsheet to match your requirements this will show the full price and the 25% deposit that we will require to confirm your order.
Within around 16 weeks of receiving your order your kit will be ready to ship and the balance will be required.

The factory will e-mail the company bank details and you simply instruct your bank to transfer the outstanding funds to that account.
Alternatively Ultima accepts all credit cards and payments via PayPal.

Ultima has designed its own OE seats which maximise the cockpit space and headroom. Other after market seats will fit but may compromise the driving position and headroom.

Yes the Ultima EVO is comprehensively designed to comply with the regulations.

An Ultima can be built using a very modest tool kit but can be made easier if a right angle drill is employed. Apart from the cost of a drill all the tools required to build an Ultima could be purchased for a budget of under £200.

The unique teardrop shape of the Ultima means that the door mounted mirrors give a wider field of view than on conventional cars without the blind spot caused by the rear screen pillar so no rear window is required.

The car can be driven at high speeds quite safely without the rear wing so it is only needed to optimise down force and for 200+mph runs.

Ultima EVO cars can be factory built to special order.

Ultima manufactures its own flow formed and forged wheels to fit its cars and are the only type that the company recommends.

Yes the doors are 100% watertight.

Yes – normal key operation.

The Ultima EVO Coupe and Ultima EVO Convertible have road compliant suspension giving an excellent and enjoyable ride quality suitable for long distance touring. They also have fully adjustable shock absorbers and therefore the ride quality can easily be altered by changing the damper settings via an adjustment knob at the base of each damper in a matter of minutes- from comfortable road settings to track day settings.

The factory can supply every part to build your kit down to the last nut, bolt and washer apart from the Chevrolet engine.

We recommend either the Chevrolet LS3 or LS7 crate engines which are shown at these two links:
LS3 V8
LS7 V8
Tuned engine packages are also available from American Speed Inc. Illinois, USA (www.amerspeed.com).

The Ultima EVO Coupe and Ultima EVO Convertible have both been designed as road going supercars so will therefore clear any speed-humps and other obstructions such as ferry ramps.
Careful attention was made in the design process, with short front and rear bodywork overhangs being one of the key ingredients to ensure that the Ultima has adequate ground clearance for all public road situations.
Rest assured that Ultima staff do spend a lot of time posing in town centres worldwide just to prove this point.

Simply because the doors open upwards unlike front hung doors on ordinary cars that are forced to have some form of opening access.
Tolls and the like are simple to access in this way and more fun than boring windows.
Another benefit of the Ultima gas assist door opening system is that they can be opened in tight parking spaces allowing driver and passenger access unlike cars with ordinary doors.
Perhaps the most important reason for the 3/4 opening doors is that it allows for a huge 12" crumple zone to the side of the driver and passenger offering superior protection over front hung doors.

The Ultima will cost approximately the same to build as a top of the range Cobra replica.
Please bear in mind that the Ultima uses all new purpose designed components, unlike other self assembly cars, and therefore the end product is a brand new supercar with world beating performance envelope capability.
Another feature that sets the Ultima apart from most of its competitors is the exceptional quality of the body panels which means that it does not require painting… that can be a costly item, not to mention the extra time and mess that this usually involves.

On a long trip on average 28mpg overall. Blatting the Ultima around country lanes or on a race circuit will considerably reduce this figure.

Fill one side and carry the fuel pipe over to the other side of the car.

Easy due to the large overhead door openings once the correct technique is used. Two or three practices are all it takes.
Feel free to ask the Ultima staff to demonstrate this to you at the next show or factory visit.
This customer video clip conveys the simple technique well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLZjTqO-keE

Yes absolutely.

The optional helicopter vents that are fitted in the side windows are very effective and ram fresh air into the cockpit at any speed.
The flow can be directed by altering the angle of the vent.
Opening them the other way round exits air from the cockpit.

The air conditioning option is highly effective on extremely hot days and will keep the driver and passenger cool in any conditions. If the heater only option is chosen then air can be circulated around the cockpit using the blower with the heater set at cold.
The helicopter vents are particularly effective for bringing cooling fresh air into the cockpit if desired.
In cooler weather the heater does a great job.