Have those figures sunk in yet? Us neither. As its name suggests, the ‘Evolution’ is the latest advancement of Ultima’s race-bred stock, based on the skeleton of the GTR coupe and Can-Am convertible it replaces. But don’t call it a second coming, Ultima says everything has been either tightened, tweaked, revised, or swapped out. One thing that remains defiantly constant is its big displacement American power.
The Ultima Evolution, in either kit or fully-built form, comes available with over a dozen Chevrolet LS V8 engine choices – from a potent 350hp all the way up to the aforementioned supercharged and fire-breathing 6.8-liter monster.
If you can keep your foot pressed firm to the floor, a Porsche six-speed transaxle will shuttle those ponies to the ground… and fast. The Ultima does weigh only 2,095 pounds — a key factor in helping it skate all the way to 240 mph.
Despite the aggressive Group C body style, searing LED lights and heady grilles, the spartan road racer does pack a few interesting features, including a leather trimmed rollcage, a stylish dash and gauges, rear backup camera, and a gorgeous set of forged alloy wheels.
In a car packed with stunning numbers and figures, perhaps the best is its price. A turnkey, factory-built Ultima Evolution with the base 350hp V8 will run you £65,995 (just under $98,000 at today’s rates). Build it yourself and it’s even cheaper – not bad for a world class supercar.