Ultima World Records

"Ultima Sports Ltd embarked upon a mission to prove that the Ultima could accelerate, decelerate and corner more rapidly than every other supercar on the planet, and succeeded"

Richard Marlow

Director - Ultima Sports

First 0-100-0mph World Record

Driven by Ultima Director, Richard Marlow, the factory built Ultima GTR set a new world record time of 10.3 seconds to achieve 0-100mph-0 smashing the previous record by half a second. The British built super car stormed from 0-60mph in 2.8 secs and reached 100mph from standstill in an incredible 5.9 secs before coming back to rest a mere 4.4 secs later. The 100mph to zero braking time not including the drivers reaction time was just 3.97secs.

All of the times were set by a standard, factory built, fully road legal, road tyred Ultima GTR built using all of the high spec factory specified and proven parts. The car was even equipped with heavy luxuries such as air conditioning but no traction control devices; launch control systems or ABS braking aids were used. The car was fitted with its recommended Porsche G50 5 speed transaxle and normally aspirated 640BHP 377ci Chevrolet V8 engine.

This record time beats the legendary £630,000 McLaren F1 road car by well over a full second at less than one tenth of the cost!

Richard Marlow, Director of Ultima Sports Ltd said "The 0-100mph-0 test is believed by many to be the ultimate test for any car and is a true indicator of a cars all round performance ability. We haven't strapped any timing gear onto one of our cars for a few years now and decided that the time was right to demonstrate to everybody how we have been successfully developing our product over the years and gained a world record in the process. We also wanted to achieve over 200mph at the relatively short Bruntingthorpe runway on the same day however severe rain and thunderstorms curtailed this for now but it didn't stop Ted from achieving a rather interesting 192mph pass in the wet on standing water with over 1500rpm still available!"

The test was conducted, overseen and verified by an official from Datron Technology and the latest state of the art GPS timing gear was utilised to achieve and ensure maximum accuracy. A submission has been made to the world-renowned Guinness Book of Records.


(Official signed timesheet from Datron Technology in Adobe PDF format)

Second 0-100-0mph World Record

The Ultima Factory proved beyond any doubt that the Ultima GTR is the fastest accelerating and decelerating road car on the planet by setting a new world record time of 9.8 seconds for the 0-100mph-0 sprint. This was the first ever sub ten seconds 0-100mph-0 recorded in the world!

The standard factory production specification Ultima GTR was powered by a 377c.i 685bhp Chevrolet V8 engine once again built by American Speed who are the official Original Equipment engine suppliers to Ultima. This engine is a standard part option available from the American Speed pricelist.

The Ultima GTR stormed from 0-60mph in 2.8secs and 0-100mph in 5.8 secs which are in themselves world record times, and braked from 100mph to zero in just 3.6 secs.

Richard Marlow, director of Ultima Sports Ltd and driver of the Ultima GTR during the world record run said "Our new world record once again proves that the Ultima GTR is truly the fastest supercar currently available in the world today, and by a substantial margin. What's more as with all factory spec Ultima's the devastatingly fast world record breaking GTR is equally at home on the public roads as it's an absolute pleasure to drive at normal road speeds thanks to the car's user-friendly nature and smooth power banded engine. We are also currently installing a 640bhp engine into one of our other demonstrators, to be named the Ultima GTR640 in commemoration of all of our existing world records achieved with 640bhp."

The Ultima GTR used on the successful record attempt was fully road legal, fitted with road tyres and was driven to and from the test venue. Once again the world record was strictly conducted, overseen and verified by an official from Datron Technology who are acknowledged by the Guinness Book of Records and the motoring press as official timekeepers, using state of the art Microsat GPS equipment.

A submission has been sent to the Guinness Book of Records.

Comparisons with other production cars

0-100-0 0-60 0-100 100-0
Ultima GTR 9.8secs 2.8secs 5.8secs 3.6secs
Ferrari Enzo 10.9secs 3.4secs 6.7secs 4.0secs
McLaren F1 LM 11.5secs 3.2secs 6.3secs 4.6secs
Porsche Carrera GT 11.6secs 3.7secs 7.4secs 4.1secs
Pagani Zonda 11.8secs 3.7secs 7.5secs 4.0secs
Porsche 911 Ruf R Turbo 13.1secs 3.7secs 8.5secs 4.2secs
Ferrari F40 13.8secs 3.8secs 7.8secs 4.7secs
Lamborghini Murcielago 13.9secs 4.0secs 9.0secs 4.4secs
Aston Martin DB9 14.9secs 5.0secs 10.2secs 4.4secs
Honda NSX Type-R 16.2secs 4.9secs 11.4secs 4.4secs

Ted Marlow commented "We are particularly delighted that we achieved two 9.8secs world record runs in a row for good measure. Also the data sheet shows that the full potential of the Ultima GTR at the 0-100mph-0 sprint still hasn't been realized because if you take our fastest recorded 0-100mph time of 5.5secs (achieved during a successful 0-150mph world record run in September 2004 when track temperature was higher) and marry it to our fastest recorded 100mph to zero braking time of 3.6secs, then a low 9 secs 0-100mph-0 run is possible. That's something to aim for another day."


Official timesheet for Run 1 from Datron Technology in Adobe PDF format.

Official timesheet for Run 2 from Datron Technology in Adobe PDF format.

Third 0-100-0mph World Record

The Ultima Factory have, for the third consecutive year, smashed the world record for sprinting to 100mph and back to zero again in the all conquering, multiple world record holding 200mph Ultima GTR supercar.

Driven by Ultima Director, Richard Marlow, the British built and designed Ultima GTR road car set a new world record time of a staggering 9.4 secs for the 0-100mph-0 sprint. The GTR scorched from 0-60mph in 2.6 secs, 0-100mph in 5.3 secs and braked to zero from 100mph in a mind blowing 3.6 secs, which are all in themselves road car world record times.

The Ultima GTR used for the successful record attempt was the factory's standard production specification Ultima GTR640 demonstrator, which has recently been upgraded with a 720bhp Chevrolet V8 engine, and hence now known as the Ultima GTR720. The GTR720 was fully road legal, road tyred and equipped with a standard 5 speed G50 transmission and a standard production engine option from Ultima's official OE engine suppliers American Speed. No traction control devices or ABS braking aids were used.

Richard Marlow commented, "We always knew that the Ultima was more than capable of achieving performance figures of this caliber. There is no other supercar in history which can match the pace of the Ultima GTR in this discipline. Furthermore the GTR720 is available at a fraction of the price of all other supercars and is also fantastic to drive at more sedate road speeds with its road friendly engine. It is currently being used as my daily driver in all weather conditions. I expect with these latest officially verified world records for the Ultima GTR to retain its title for a long time into the future as the fastest accelerating and decelerating supercar of all time. Along with all of our other previous world records we have achieved over the past couple of years, this is a superb showcase to officially demonstrate to the world just what the Ultima is capable of achieving and we have gained unprecedented worldwide automotive recognition and respect for our marque in the process".

Ted Marlow commented, "Quite frankly the Ultima has opened up a new league of road car performance with these new independently verified figures. The Ultima GTR with its superior power to weight ratio is now over two seconds quicker from 0-100mph-0 than the £750,000 McLaren F1 LM, and over one and a half seconds quicker than the £450,000 Ferrari Enzo. What’s more the GTR720 performed these world beating statistics consistently and reliably time after time. The mind boggling 30-70mph time of just 1.8 seconds is further proof that the Ultima is so far ahead of any other car in terms of outright performance."

This new catalogue of Ultima world records was once again strictly conducted, overseen and verified by an official from "Datron Technology" who are acknowledged by the Guinness Book of Records and the motoring press as official timekeepers.. The use of their official Microsat GPS timing equipment which is based on incorruptible data provides irrefutable proof of the astonishing Ultima times. The Ultima GTR720 used for these records which is a company demonstrator was driven to and from the test venue.

A submission has been forwarded to the Guinness Book of Records.


Comparisons with other production cars

0-100-0 0-60 0-100 100-0
Ultima GTR 9.4secs 2.6secs 5.3secs 3.6secs
Bugatti Veyron 9.9secs 2.8secs 5.5secs 4.2secs
Ferrari Enzo 10.9secs 3.4secs 6.7secs 4.0secs
Caparo T1 11.3secs 3.8secs 6.2secs 4.5secs
McLaren F1 LM 11.5secs 3.2secs 6.3secs 4.6secs
Porsche Carrera GT 11.6secs 3.7secs 7.4secs 4.1secs
Pagani Zonda 11.8secs 3.7secs 7.5secs 4.0secs
Porsche 911 Ruf R Turbo 13.1secs 3.7secs 8.5secs 4.2secs
Ferrari F40 13.8secs 3.8secs 7.8secs 4.7secs
Lamborghini Murcielago 13.9secs 4.0secs 9.0secs 4.4secs
Dodge Viper SRT-10 14.6secs 4.4secs 9.5secs 4.7secs
Aston Martin DB9 14.9secs 5.0secs 10.2secs 4.4secs
Honda NSX Type-R 16.2secs 4.9secs 11.4secs 4.4secs