2001 Ultima Can-Am

2001 Ultima Can-Am

The Can-Am is the latest offering from UK’s self-assembly supercar manufacturer. Ultima sells the car for self assembly in pieces or as a complete road legal auto. While this new Can-Am resembles much of the GTR, only the front nose and side panels can be transferred directly from one car to another.

The Ultima Can-Am is a sensational convertible road car that boasts exactly the same league of world beating performance envelope as that of the Ultima GTR, but in an exhilarating wind in the hair experience.

The exciting Ultima Can-Am is the result of over 20 years of extensive research and development. At the heart of every new Ultima Can-Am convertible road car is the company’s race-proven spaceframe chassis which, allied to purpose-built independent suspension and bespoke parts throughout, offers a level of handling and road-holding way beyond any conventional car.

Power is provided by a mid-mounted Chevrolet V8 engine mated to a Porsche transaxle. In standard 300bhp tune it’s enough to propel the Can-Am from 0 – 60mph in under 4 seconds before posting a top speed which is best described as more than adequate! With the 600bhp and above engine option, it has been officially verified as the fastest supercar available anywhere in the world today exceeding the performance statistics of supercars such as the Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari Enzo and Mclaren F1.

The Can-Am has a full range of road car options available for fitment including a fully waterproof soft top roof which has been designed to remain watertight even at speeds exceeding 200mph, air conditioning, leather trim and sealed luggage compartments for continental touring. The Can-Am also has interchangeable front screen options.

The ultra clean look of the Can-Am and the faultless self-coloured gel coat bodywork has not been achieved through luck, but rather by design. The production car feel of the Ultima is immediately apparent, from the specially moulded headlight housings and covers to the immaculate panel fit and lack of any external body catches. Huge bespoke wheels front and back fill the arches declaring its performance potential. The sensational appearance of the car has been applauded by designers and connoisseurs alike.

Whilst the Can-Am can be ordered as a turnkey supercar, it is also available in component form, for assembly by the home enthusiast which is how the majority of our customers prefer to purchase their Can-Am. As part of the Can-Am’s gestation period, a great deal of time was spent to ensure that this is one of the easiest cars in the world to construct by somebody with no previous mechanical or car building experience.

For an Ultima owner, having an involvement in the car’s construction and thus knowledge of every nut, bolt and component on the car makes every journey in the Ultima not merely an experience but an event. The sheer road presence that an Ultima commands has to be seen to be believed.

In short the Ultima is the weapon of choice for the car enthusiast that not only wants to own the fastest car on the planet but also wants to experience the intimate knowledge of the car of his desire.


In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
price $ $ 72,000
engine Chevrolet V8
displacement 5700 cc / 347.8 in³
power 447.4 kw / 600.0 bhp
specific output 105.26 bhp per litre
body / frame Unstressed GRP
driven wheels Mid Engine / RWD
front tires 245x35ZR18
rear tires 335x30ZR18
front brakes AP Racing Vented Discs w/4 iston Calipers
rear brakes AP Racing Vented Discs w/4 iston Calipers
wheelbase 2560 mm / 100.8 in
length 4000 mm / 157.5 in
width 1850 mm / 72.8 in
height 1070 mm / 42.1 in
transmission Getrag 6 Speed Manual
0 – 60 mph ~3.3 seconds