Ultima GTR Photoshoot By Daniele Fontanin
Honestly, I am so glad that Daniele Fontanin is back with another shoot on our website. A guy modest about his photography skills as ever, producing amazing results each and every time, fascinating us with the color range an warmth together with an awesome atmosphere on his photos.
He got us a photoshoot of a supercar really popular here in Europe – the Ultima GTR. Some may argue the Ultima GTR shouldn’t be placed under a supercar nomenclature like it’s siblings from Italy, Germany, Japan or USA, but it definitely fits the bill in my book.
The Ultima GTR is a sports car manufactured by Ultima Sports Ltd of Hinckley, Leicestershire, England, and described by commentators as a supercar. The car is available both in kit form and as a “turnkey” (i.e. assembled by the factory) vehicle. The design is mid-engined, rear wheel drive layout, with a tubular steel space frame chassis and GRP bodywork. A convertible version called the Ultima Can-Am is also produced. Kit builders are free to source and fit a variety of engines and transmissions but the Chevrolet small block V8 supplied by American Speed mated to either a Porsche or Getrag transaxle is the factory recommended standard, and this configuration is fitted to all turnkey cars.
This extraordinary fast car that Daniele Fontanin photographed is capable of sprinting from 0-60mph in just 2.6 seconds, while producing staggering G-Forces around corners and letting the costlier and more powerful vehicles on the grid think twice upon battling the Ultima GTR. Due to its kerb weight of 990kg (2,183 lb), the power-to-weight ratio for the GTR720 is a staggering 727 hp (542 kW) per tonne!!!
And yes for those of you doing the math, this makes a better power-to-weight ratio than the Bugatti Veyron, Enzo Ferrari, Ascari A10 and a Koenigsegg CCX or CCGT. Now you aren’t so fast in mocking this powerful car, are you? Thanks Daniele for sending us another awesome shoot, we simply love it!
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