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Am I the only one who has got to build one of these?

I wonder if it would be possible to fit a Viper motor in one of those?
 

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Damn Joker! Man that's wierd! I've been stalking their site for the last month! I would love to talk with them about a race only car (not streetable). I wonder how much that would take off the price?

Absolutely love the car!
 

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Here is the link:

http://www.ultimasports.co.uk/gtr/



Shipping is free from the UK, a guy in the Cobra club built his under $40K. Not bad for a fricking Supercar. 0-60 in 3.2 and they handle like a fricken dream.

They have the Can Am which I think is more for the track. When you consider the GT-40 replicas will run you above $50K to build, these little bad boys look quite appealing. I still have to finish my Spec Racer but man the Ultima GTR is the car of choice to build.

It sucks to be middle class, perhaps in 10 years I will build one. I have to please the honey first then I get what is left over.
 

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Damn Joker! Man that's wierd! I've been stalking their site for the last month! I would love to talk with them about a race only car (not streetable). I wonder how much that would take off the price?

Absolutely love the car!

The guy in our club that built one of these lives in Washington I think. He is a professional builder as well and does this for a living. The Ultima people have been advertising big time in the Kit Car magazine. Like the Factory 5, you get everything with the kit but the drivetrain. It is designed to take a Chevy 350 but can put a Ford in if you want. Their kit is under $30K I believe, so after you get the special tranny fo rthe mid engine car, Chevy 350 and rims and tires and paint, you are looking at another $10 to $15K depending on if you do the body work yourself.

If I had known about this before buying the Spec Racer, I would have saved my pennies for a few more years because I will be in the Spec for just under $30k if I am lucky.
 

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Joker,

Do you have a spec racer, I was going to build one, I have a Superformance MKIII now.
Yes, It is a blast to build. Just got it to the point where I can roll it around the garage. The build is on hold being I bought a house and have to sell my current home. I hope to continue the build in about 2 months. Since the Spec Racer Series is not in Arizona yet, it will not be stock. I was going to throw a Paxton on it but due to the reinforced tubing in the engine area it would not fit. Plans are as follows:

Ford 302, having the Trick Flow heads cc’d port and polished (Not sure what the cc part is but that is what the guy told me) The heads will be equal to the track heat heads that Trick Flow offers (I guess more get go with more airflow in and out), 4 into 4 headers to the side pipes, Holley Systemax upper and lower, 24lb injectors, 65 mm throttle body, 75 mm mass air, Trick Flow cam (not sure of the exact one but was advised it will be more radical) and 1.7 roller rockers. I am staying away from the nitrous. Tremec 3550 tranny and haven’t decided on the gearing for the rear end. I might end up staying with the 2.73. Will have the ROH Sniper rims with 275’s in the rear and 245’s in the front for rubber. Went with disc brakes all the way around. I plan to paint it white with black racing stripe down the middle or have the doors blacked out at an angle where the numbers would go. The rims will be powder coated black as well and the tube chassis has already been powdercoated black. Will have little things like the disconnecting steering wheel ect. As you know it already comes with the Flaming River steering rack and rear 3 link.

This is my second Factory 5. The first one I owned I recently sold. Got bored with it and needed more power and more of a track car that could be street legal so the Spec Racer fit the bill for me. I hope to get near 400 hp out of the little 302. While I am not a big drag racer, I want to be able to hold my own against my fellow Cobra owners.

Superformances are very well made cars. A fellow buddy of mine has a Superformance with a Ford 460 with 200 shot of nitrous set up. The rumor is he got stomped by a Cobra with a 351 Winston Cup motor and couldn’t forget it so he went to the juice. This same Cobra that made him look like he was standing still is the same one that got up to 179 in the straight at PIR. It is ok losing to a Cobra like that.
 

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[image]http://www.ultimasports.co.uk/gtr/gtr.jpg[/image] :thumb:
 

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The old version of this kit is what I'm building

http://www.nfauto.co.uk/new4.htm

unfortunately I purchased an old kit with many missing parts
before finding out that a more modern kit was available.
I've been working for four years now part time.

I don't know what the conversion rate is
but for around 12,000 pounds including shipping
you could get one of these kits.
 

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Vanishing Point said:
The old version of this kit is what I'm building

http://www.nfauto.co.uk/new4.htm

unfortunately I purchased an old kit with many missing parts
before finding out that a more modern kit was available.
I've been working for four years now part time.

I don't know what the conversion rate is
but for around 12,000 pounds including shipping
you could get one of these kits.
that thing sorta looks like a Ferrari P4.
 

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I've been eyeing these up myself. I'm torn between taking a Lotus Exige and dropping in a tuned s2000 motor, or possibly going this route with the gtr. At this point, i'm just dreaming.

One cool tidbit is that McClaren used these cars as mules for the F1.
 

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What do you mean used as mules?



I just think they are unique looking. I would like the wing they put on the Spyder on the coup, rather than current one. And hell, how can you beat the performance.

Yes dream, dream, dream, dream that is what I am doing. Damn I feel guilty in that I haven't even finished my Spec Racer and I am writing it off over one of these in my mind. GOD I cannot wait to finish the Spec Racer. Can't wait to let the 400 + hp 302 rip in the little rocket!

It will be fun to chase down some twin turbo Porches and Corvettes again (includes the slow Z06). BURRRRRRP
 

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I still do not think you can have a nice GTR for under 100k. The car performs on Lambo level but is not really much cheaper like your rank and file kit car would be. I would reccomend a Z06 engine with a blower on a GTR. The corvette shop in Ft Lauderdale usually has one or two in there showroom and they are Kick ass. I still would rather have a real Lambo though.
 

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Mark Young said:
I've been eyeing these up myself. I'm torn between taking a Lotus Exige and dropping in a tuned s2000 motor, or possibly going this route with the gtr. At this point, i'm just dreaming.

One cool tidbit is that McClaren used these cars as mules for the F1.
There was a F1 at barrett jackson in the parking lot, That is the ultimate car with a price to match.
 

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Yep the F1 it the king but 1mill??? for a car that performs roughly as well as what 100k can get you out of a viper and a top notch tuner???? Could have 2 SC vipers a TT Diablo , and a f40 for the price of a F1. Maybe I am not rich enough yet to have aquired the taste for such excess.
I hope one day I do though /images/graemlins/smile.gif
MK
 

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Joker said:
What do you mean used as mules?
McClaren used the GTRs as mule cars to develop the engine for the F1. Basically, they stuck the F1 motor in the GTRs and shook the bugs out of it.
 

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Where did you hear that?

As I understand it, BMW did all the work and McLaren dropped the engines directly into the F1 without any changes.
 

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The Ultima is a bad ass car but, Im not to crazy about the front. The back of it kicks ass!




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