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ULTIMA GTR

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  1. JSinNOLA

    JSinNOLA F1 World Champ
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    Has anyone here driven one or seen one in person?

    Seems like a great route to go if you want to track with a budget.
     
  2. Dale

    Dale F1 Veteran

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    Hi john ive been in one of these round donnington race track very impressive,was going to build one few years back but i didnt,
    went to the unit they sell them from and had a chat to ted marlow-MD,
    nice chap,very good track cars also good on the road, have you visited the ultima web site,john all the build components are very high quality and it looks so good with the body off it,
    you wont be disapointed,
    regards
    Dale.
     
  3. Dave

    Dave F1 Rookie

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    I have only seen one in person, but did not get a chance to drive it.
    I don't know if it was the owners lack of ability or what,
    but the car was tail happy, rear was all over the place and could not hook up properly.
    I had thought that they were pretty cool before I saw one in person.
     
  4. WILLIAM H

    WILLIAM H Three Time F1 World Champ

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    Dave the car you saw probably either did not have the suspension set up correctly or it was being improperly driven. There are 2 guys who drive them up in the NE, a yellow 1 & a blue 1, very impressive, great quality, around 2300 # & 450 hp, Killer performance, a real rocketship. Not cheap though as a 450 hp version can cost you $150k or so but there is precious little that can hang with 1 at the track
     
  5. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    You are right. These cars are the real deal.
    Best
     
  6. tvrfreak

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    Been in several, driven two. Unquestionable performance, but questionable looks, comfort (streetability), and reliability. Maintenance costs can be (very) high, and it also means significant time off the road.
     
  7. WILLIAM H

    WILLIAM H Three Time F1 World Champ

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    The new Mosler is a very attractive car around the same price, Ive heard reliability is not 100% & the interior is very rough
     
  8. Bill Sawyer

    Bill Sawyer Formula 3

    Feb 26, 2002
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    You might also consider the Noble M12. Same designer as the Ultima, with a 380 hp twin turbo v-6. It's an F-40 for the common man, good for street use and track days.
     
  9. 95spiderman

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    Nov 1, 2003
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    the ultima website has pix of a spider version that looks great - like a 1970's sports racer. my personal favorite track day car since its posible to drive it to events instead of towing. would need desert climate though since spider has minimal weather protection.
     

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