Ultima unveils road-legal 1200bhp V8-powered RS supercar

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British agency’s quickest mannequin but packs Chevrolet V8 and Porsche gearbox, with a claimed 250mph-plus prime velocity

Leicester-based sports activities automobile producer Ultima has revealed the brand new RS supercar, its quickest road-legal mannequin but and that includes as much as 1200bhp.

Primarily based on the agency’s limited-run Evolution, the RS features quite a few modifications and enhancements to the powertrain, bodywork and chassis to maximise efficiency. 

The gel-coated bodywork of the RS has been designed with a robust emphasis on performance. A 1780mm rear wing works alongside carbonfibre entrance and rear splitters and wheel-arch vents to reinforce downforce, aerodynamic efficiency and engine cooling, whereas the brand new mannequin’s cabin has been subtly reshaped to scale back frontal space.

There are three powertrain choices, every taken from Chevrolet’s vary of Euro 6-compliant V8 engines. Entry-level fashions are powered by the 480bhp LT1, able to Zero-60mph in three.3sec and greater than 180mph. The extra highly effective LT4 unit packs 650bhp and can take the RS to round 210mph. 

The flagship 800bhp supercharged LT5 unit produces 800bhp in commonplace kind, however could be tuned to supply as much as 1200bhp, which the corporate says offers the RS “the potential to outrun each different road-going hypercar on the planet”. On this kind, Ultima says the RS will dash from Zero-60mph in 2.3sec and may exceed 250mph. 

Energy is fed by way of a six-speed guide Porsche gearbox, with the corporate stating PDK unit wouldn’t be “in step with the ethos of an Ultima”. 

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The RS sits atop Ultima’s personal 19in light-weight wheels, that are wrapped in high-performance Michelin tyres. 

Stopping energy comes from a set of 322mm AP vented discs as commonplace, however optionally available 362mm AP grooved models and upgraded six-piston calipers can take the RS from 100mph-Zero in three.3sec, Zero.47sec faster than the McLaren Senna carried out in our assessments final 12 months.

The mannequin’s absolutely adjustable suspension system gives 9 completely different angles of assault, with an optionally available front-end hydraulic raise mechanism enhancing on-road usability. 

Inside, Ultima has put in a totally welded and powder-coated roll-cage, half-leather sports activities seats with lumbar assist, an Alpine infotainment system with sat-nav and Bluetooth choices, and a bespoke baggage set with RS branding. 

Pricing has not but been confirmed, however the firm’s web site says the mannequin could be purchased for a similar worth as a “mundane new BMW M3”, suggesting it’s going to begin from round £60,000. 

Clients can contact the corporate for a citation, however Ultima is warning that lead time for a totally constructed ‘turnkey’ mannequin is presently greater than two years. The elements for a self-assembly mannequin could be delivered in 22 weeks. 

The RS will make its public debut on the Goodwood Pageant of Pace from Four-7 July.  

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