A Killer Mid-Engine Machine Prepped for GM V8s
Ultima makes some amazing cars, and it’s RS might just be the company’s most impressive. The top-of-the-line Ultima RS features a GM-sourced LT5 V8 with 1,200 hp. In a car that only weighs a little over 2,000 pounds, you can imagine how fast that makes the car. To showcase the model, the company will bring the RS to the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Ultima made the RS so it would take a wide variety of GM engines. The most basic model comes with an LT1 V8 that makes 480 hp. That engine in the car makes it possible to shoot from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds. It’ll do 100 mph in just 6.2 seconds, and it’ll hit a top speed of 180 mph.
The next engine available for the car is the LT4 borrowed from the Z06 Corvette. This engine makes 650 hp and can move the car from 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds. One hundred mph comes in 5.2 seconds and top speed sits at 210 mph. Ultima also offers the RS with two versions of the LT5 V8. The first is an 800 hp version that can shoot the car from 0 to 60 mph in 2.3 seconds and 100 mph in 4.8 seconds. With this engine, the car has a top speed of 250 mph.
Lastly, Ultima offers the RS with a tuned LT5 V8. That engine puts out 1,200 hp. Performance numbers have not yet been determined, but as you can imagine, it puts the car on the same level as some of the most impressive hypercars available today.
The cars are officially sold as kit cars. They can be bought and assembled by the buyer or purchased and then assembled by the factory. There are right and left-hand drive versions available.