"I read an article in one of the top magazines recently which praised the £175,000 Lamborghini Diablo as outstanding value for money against similar performance from the £600,000 Mclaren F1 and the £415,000 Jaguar XJ 220. If that's so, the Ultima Sports must be the performance bargain of a lifetime."
Ian Hyne Kit Cars International Magazine
 
"As you may have guessed by now, I think the Ultima is quite good. Peter Coxhead pays me to say what I think and I owe no particular loyalty to any manufacturer, so I don't have to say nice things about a car unless I think they are true. I'm telling you all this because I am a bit embarassed that I couldn't find anything to criticise on the Ultima. To put it bluntly, I loved the car."
John Kalli Kit Car Magazine
 
"The Ultima is virtually as quick as the Mclaren F1."
Ultima Sports owner ex F1 driver Jonathan Palmer
 
"Compromise is not in the Ultima dictionary."
Ian Hyne Kit Cars International Magazine
 
"It rides extremely well and handles extremely well. It handles like it's on rails."
Dick Johnson Australian multiple touring car race champion
 
"I'm delighted to be associated with Ultima."
Dick Johnson Australian multiple touring car race champion
 
"The Ultima is probably the best car I've ever driven."
Dick Johnson Australian multiple touring car race champion
 
"The accelerator's of some fast cars have passed under this writer's right foot, but nothing that launches like this."
Paul Ellis Herald Sun Australia
 
"The Ultima Spyder is the genuine enthusiast's supercar, blending astonishing acceleration with the open-top feel of a Formula One racer."
Paul Ellis Herald Sun Australia
 
"The Ultima is lighter than a Lotus, faster than a Ferrari and more powerful than a Porsche."
Paul Ellis Herald Sun Australia
 
"You could spend more on a Ferrari or a Mclaren, or even a Jag, a Caterham or a Merc, forget 'em. Instead, go drive an Ultima. One day you'll thank me for that bit of advice."
John Kalli Kit Car Magazine
 
"If you're after performance in the Mclaren F1 territory for a fraction of the price, then the mid-engined race developed Ultima is a strong contender."
Richard Fleury Auto Express Magazine
 
"You've seen Star Wars where Harrison Ford puts his spaceship into hyperspeed and the stars suddenly become shafts of light as he zips into hyperspace? Well this is very similar with the needle rocketing round to 7000rpm, the engine note instantly becoming a bellow from its boots and the shove in your back akin to being hit by an artic!"
Ian Hyne Kit Cars International Magazine
 
"Quite simply I was staggered by the Ultima as will be all who occupy the left hand seat when it's used in earnest."
Ian Hyne Kit Cars International Magazine
 
"The steering on the Ultima has to be experienced to be believed. Instantaneous direction changes, superb feedback to the driver, the Ultima's steering is analytical to the point of obsession. It is, quite simply, the best set-up I have ever come across."
Ian Stent Which Kit Magazine
 
"The Ultima is quite simply potentially awesome. Power, acceleration, aerodynamics, braking, handling and roadholding are all in a class way above most people's experience and comprehension."
Ian Hyne Kit Cars International Magazine
 
"Both Spyder and Sports Ultima exude quality of construction in their detail design, not to mention aggressively attractive styling."
Martin Sharp Cars & Car Conversions Magazine
 
"The Ultima is great fun to drive and it's full potential cannot even be scratched upon on the public road in safety. For a kitcar it's expensive. For a supercar it's a bargain."
Top Gear TV Report
 
"There's little doubt that the Spyder will out-handle a cobra replica without even breaking into a sweat."
Ian Stent Which Kit Magazine
 
"Over the years I've got pretty accustomed to being driven fast by experienced drivers but there are times when even I find myself closing my eyes as we approach yet another corner at seemingly insane speeds. The laws of physics must surely prove the Ultima wrong, you can't pull these sort of stunts off - but of course we do, time and time again."
Ian Stent Which Kit Magazine
 
"In almost any gear and at any speed, the huge torque produces neck snapping response while the gargantuan wheels and tyres ensure it all stays largely where it should."
Ian Stent Which Kit Magazine
 
"The Ultima seems to have it all, and for substantially less money than any equivalent production supercar."
Ian Stent Which Kit Magazine
 
"What a superb driving machine. Razor sharp responses, vice-like grip, storming performance, pure unadulterated exhilaration, perfect driving position, wild looks, top quality engineering - what more could you ask for?"
Peter Filby Which Kit Magazine
 
"Sensational styling aside, the Ultima is the most remarkable usable supercar you are likely to come across. Supple suspension gives away nothing in terms of outright handling ability on the road and a mildly tuned Rover delivers enough usable power to excite but not fright."
Ian Stent Which Kit Magazine
 
"The Ultima Spyder is so good, so fast and so soundly-engineered that it seems almost an insult to call it a kit car."
Richard Fleury Auto Express Magazine
 
"I find it difficult to describe how this car performs without going over the top on superlatives. Quite simply it is the best car I have ever tested, bar none. I have driven some quick, nice handling cars in my day job and when testing for this magazine, but nothing comes close to the Ultima."
John Kalli Kit Car Magazine
 
"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 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
 
"Short of a Macca F1 the Ultima is the fastest road car around."
Steve Bennett - Editor Circuit Driver Magazine
 
""Definitely the best looking car here" is the general consensus form the massed petrol heads at the Easytrack day."
Steve Bennett - Editor Circuit Driver Magazine
 
"Nothing, it feels, is going to get in the way of the Ultima. Straights, corners, traffic it's just going to demolish them. And it does."
Steve Bennett - Editor Circuit Driver Magazine
 
"The Ultima isn't all raw speed. Grip is seemingly endless and despite all that power threatening to unstick the rear, the outer limits can be explored."
Steve Bennett - Editor Circuit Driver Magazine
 
"The brakes too are sensational."
Steve Bennett - Editor Circuit Driver Magazine
 
"The Ultima will deliver devastatingly quick laps effortlessly and intuitively. I have to confess to being fully captivated by the Ultima. It's a package that's hard to fault."
Steve Bennett - Editor Circuit Driver Magazine
 
"It’s fully road legal, with number plates, tax disc and road tyres, details that are easily overlooked, it seems, especially since by the end of the session the GTR has lapped pretty much everything else on the track, even stuff on slicks..."
John Barker - Evo Magazine
 
"The GTR was the fastest thing out there."
John Barker - Evo Magazine
 
"Build it yourself and it could be yours for £40k, seriously tempting when you consider how much performance and quality it delivers, and the very experience. Plus you get a thrilling trackday car and roadgoing supercar for the price of an M3."
John Barker - Evo Magazine
 
"This is an extremely easy car to jump into for the first time and drive. Once you’ve learnt the GTR or Can-Am’s characteristics, you’re ready to push it harder."
Rob Hawkins - Totalkitcar Magazine
 
"Keeping the engine singing between four and five thousand rpm, acceleration was very entertaining and deceptively refined. There was no fighting the steering and no complaints from the chassis or suspension. Overtaking left many a car seemingly standing still. Over the rough, the suspension took the bumps at low and high speeds without the need to count your vertebrae afterwards."
Rob Hawkins - Totalkitcar Magazine
 
"Having officially set the fastest 0-100mph-0 time in the world, it seems Ultima’s GTR isn’t only king of the kit car industry, but also the wider motoring world."
Ian Stent - Which Kit Magazine
 
"I’ve driven Ultima’s on various occasions and the experience has always been special, but this time there seems to be greater significance to what I’m about to do. This isn’t just another drive in a fearfully fast kit car that we always knew would humble all but the very best the mainstream supercar world could offer. Oh no. This is now a drive in a kit car that has humbled every last mainstream supercar on the planet, bar none. There is currently no production car in the world that is quicker, and that’s a fact."
Ian Stent - Which Kit Magazine
 
"Right here, in front of their very eyes is a car that’s faster than the Ferrari Enzo, quicker than the legendary Mclaren F1 and yet which could be built by any of them in their own garage. Just think on that for a second and you’ll realise just what an extraordinary feat it really is."
Ian Stent - Which Kit Magazine
 
"As soon as the wheels are moving, the steering becomes well-weighted and millimetre precise, I’ve never driven any car with this level of accuracy. As the speeds gradually build through my drive, it’s the one feature that constantly amazes me. Allied to superlative handling and ride, with seemingly no roll through the bends, I can place the Ultima more accurately on the road than any other car I’ve ever driven."
Ian Stent - Which Kit Magazine
 
"The quick steering rack is perfectly geared and the synergy between the tyres, suspension and steering results in a car with pin-sharp accuracy in the bends. I know of nothing that even gets close to the Ultima in this department, it’s a clinical accuracy that endows the driver with very genuine confidence."
Ian Stent - Which Kit Magazine
 
"It’s as though the GTR weighs just ounces rather than pounds. There’s just no delay in the delivery of instantaneous, huge swathes of momentum. And there’s seemingly no let up. In these rare moments of flat-out acceleration, the ground is covered so viciously fast that you really have to be on your game."
Ian Stent - Which Kit Magazine
 
"The Ultima GTR640 is the fastest accelerating road car ever built."
John Barker - Evo Magazine
 
"We round a corner in third gear with around 3000rpm showing on the Stack, and a long, perfectly smooth straight presents itself. I nail it. The response is instant and mighty and the Ultima lunges for the horizon like it’s been rammed by an express train. That’s not it, though. At around 5000rpm the V8 comes on cam and the acceleration spikes to a truly mind-warping level. It took me by surprise, I can tell you, rearranging my underwear and restyling my hair. Zero to 150mph a second quicker than a McLaren F1? I don’t doubt it."
John Barker - Evo Magazine
 
"This is no one-trick, point-and-squirt supercar, though. You can feel the chassis working beneath you, gauge the level of grip through the rim of the Personal steering wheel and the seat of you pants and exploit that grip to whatever extent you’re comfortable with. There’s no electronic traction control, no anti-lock, no power steering-and you know what? You don’t miss them. Braking is massively strong, the pedal firm and easily modulated. Traction feels good too, while the ride is surprisingly compliant."
John Barker - Evo Magazine
 
"There is one final, fabulous opportunity to feel the GTR’s staggering, other-worldly acceleration, though. At the exit of the smooth, sweetly cambered right-hand curve at Creg-Ny-Baa, the road heads downhill dead straight for almost a mile. This is where the fastest bikes hit 200mph. It’s deserted. Hammer time. The Ultima hits hyper-drive in third, then fourth, then top. It’s utterly devastating, the most intense and sustained slug of acceleration I’ve ever experienced on the road."
John Barker - Evo Magazine
 
"Ultima does not just offer their buyers a piece of automotive genius, they will also give the buyers a chance to be a part of its creation. Ultima has ensured it’s own reputation even in the hands of others by adhering strictly to high standards of design, ease of instruction, and over twenty years of experience in the field."
Katy Culbertson - Makes and Models Magazine
 
"Ultima Sports Ltd is currently the manufacturer of the fastest production car in the world. More specifically, the GTR720 is the holder of multiple world records including 0-60mph, 0-100mph and 100mph back to standstill. This is an extraordinary achievement when you consider the Mclaren F1, Ferrari Enzo and, just recently, the 1000bhp Bugatti Veyron are among others left in its wake!"
Nigel Dean - Kit Car Magazine
 
"A millisecond of lag is replaced by cataclysmic acceleration. You feel your legs go numb and vision blur as you try to absorb the experience. Ted snatches third and... you clench your teeth and groan under your breath, trying not to advertise your body’s obvious aversion to the unbelievable acceleration. Switching left and then right through a miniature chicane, controlled terror is replaced by an adrenaline-fuelled utopia as you realise such a car could actually be residing in your own garage."
Nigel Dean - Kit Car Magazine
 
"Ted has no visions of replacing the model and why should he, it’s absolutely amazing in every department. So what are you waiting for? I have been fortunate enough to pilot a wealth of seriously impressive and expensive machinery and promise an Ultima of whatever form, be it a GTR or Can-Am, will make any other car you have driven pale into insignificance. Having built six other kits, for me, the Ultima ranks number one by miles. I truly mean this."
Nigel Dean - Kit Car Magazine
 
"Running costs are unbelievably low. 3000 miles limited mileage insurance cost me about £450 per year. Fuel consumption was low twenties on a long trip and high teens if I gunned it. As for servicing, a filter an oil change cost about £25 in parts!"
Nigel Dean - Kit Car Magazine
 
"People’s reactions were astonishing. Little boys pointed, old men waved their walking sticks and as for young ladies, I can’t say-my wife proofreads this stuff!"
Nigel Dean - Kit Car Magazine
 
"I’ve never seen a fibreglass moulding like it, usually you can pick out a flaw, a wave or a ripple, not this thing it’s like it’s carved out of granite."
Dean Skuza - Popular Hot Rodding TV
 
"It’s the ultimate g-machine. It’s got the best braking, the best handling, the best acceleration. There isn’t a car on the planet that can run with it."
Cameron Evans - Popular Hot Rodding TV
 
"It’s an amazing road car the Ultima GTR. It has broken just about every single speed record there is to break."
Jeremy Clarkson - Top Gear
 
"The new GTR takes the company even higher into the echelons of world beating supercar manufacture."
Ian Hyne KCSI Magazine
 
"It's the ultimate road racer...."
Graham Smith Unique Cars Magazine
 
"The Ultima runs as if it's on rails, turning into corners precisely and holding its line with impressive ease as it powers out."
Graham Smith Unique Cars Magazine
 
"It represents extraordinary value for money compared with cars of a similar quality and performance."
Gerry Hawkridge Kit Car Magazine
 
"When McLaren wanted to try out the engine and suspension of the F1 road car, it bought a couple of Ultimas and used them as testbeds. Praise comes no higher. I drove one briefly on a racetrack earlier this year and discovered that few road cars are capable of impressing so much and so swiftly. They are also beautifully built."
Andrew Frankel The Sunday Times
 
"Whether it was burning up the high street in Arnage or parked up at the main circuit entrance , the Ultima held people's attention more than any other car- and the competition in that department couldn't have been much greater, with endless TVRs, Ferraris, Lamborghinis etc,etc."
Ian Stent Which Kit Magazine
 
"In truth you've never experienced performance until you've experienced the Ultima."
Ian Hyne KCSI Magazine
 
"Though this particular Ultima Spyder is very much a road car, as amply demonstrated by its easy driveability at normal road speeds, when you push the throttle you soon come to realise the significance of the much abused term 'race proven.'"
Ian Hyne KCSI Magazine
 
"It's the development and dedicated componentry that distance the Ultima from the wannabees."
Ian Hyne KCSI Magazine
 
"This is some car"
Ian Hyne KCSI Magazine
 
"I have been in nothing that sounds this good and delivers such a huge driving experience. If I drive no other car this year I will have been totally satisfied by my few hours behind the wheel of the GTR. Actually, that's not quite true... because I'm already desperate to drive it again. It's the sort of thing that gives you a clear idea of what addiction is all about."
Ian Stent Which Kit Magazine
 
"The GTR is no trickier to drive quickly than, say, a 911. In some ways, its easier. Grip is so astonishing, I can push the pace without remotely approaching the chassis limits."
David Vivian Evo Magazine
 
"Never mind the new 911 Turbo, be unconcerned about any Ferrari, F50 included. The only road car swifter than the Ultima is the McLaren F1, and then not by much."
David Vivian Evo Magazine
 
"Nothing I've ever driven cuts to the chase quite like this car: relentless power, iron-fisted structural integrity, black- out stoppers."
David Vivian Evo Magazine
 
"This is driving pared and hardened until all the frills and peripheral distractions have been excised. Until all that's left is the contact between machine and cerebrum. You, the car and the road. It's that simple."
David Vivian Evo Magazine
 
"Zero to 60 mph flashes by in 3.3 seconds... and that's quicker than any current production car we've tested."
Larry Webster Car and Driver Magazine
 
"The drive is certainly firm, and yes, we did drive the car on smooth California roads. But even when we could see a nasty patch of road ahead and braced ourselves for some kidney upset, the unpleasantness never came."
Larry Webster Car and Driver Magazine
 
"For kicks we took a few laps on a racetrack and couldn't believe how confident the Ultima GTR made us feel. It is simply a well- engineered and well-built car. In every corner, straight, and braking area, our test car was rock solid, with absolutely no twitchiness despite our prodigious speeds. We could gush on forever, but the bottom line is we'd sacrifice plenty for a day of track time in the GTR"
Larry Webster Car and Driver Magazine
 
"As of this writing, its been two months since we drove it, and we're still smiling."
Larry Webster Car and Driver Magazine
 
"With the Ultima GTR, there's no question, it exudes performance from the moment you climb over the wide sill and under its exotic forward hinged doors until you finally toggle off the ignition switch to silence the rumbling Chevy V8."
Peter Brock Sports Car International Magazine
 
"The Ultima GTR is unique because it completely transmits the feel of a racing chassis-even at lawful speeds-and still provides velocity and Gs without having to rev the engine beyond the limits of propriety: its a great combination of practicality and tactile sensuousness."
Peter Brock Sports Car International Magazine
 
"The Ultima lives up to its name as the ultimate in a component-built car"
Peter Brock Sports Car International Magazine
 
"The GTR was the chassis the McLaren group used to prove the components for the F1. There isn't much better endorsement than that."
Peter Brock Sports Car International Magazine
 
"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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