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Old 07-01-2000, 05:26 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Maybe a future project car

www.ultimasports.co.uk
Go to the site and take a look. It is a UK company but you can get the cars sent to the US. They are legal here because they aren't considered a production vehicle. A few years ago I saw one in a shop in Sacramento CA. If only it came as a AWD. I'd take any one of the 3 models they have. With a top speed of 200mph I can't imagine how hard those things pull. Now can I have mine in the black radar absorbing paint that is on the stealth jets?
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Old 07-01-2000, 05:33 AM   #2
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I just noticed one of the cars that they show is a RHD and right hand shift also! They say you can get em in LHD. For 15K Pounds and a project car like that I would consider telling the wife the RS is hers if I can have the GTR. Of course I'd have to get it in Rally Blue though.
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Old 07-01-2000, 04:08 PM   #3
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Seen a lot of articles on this car. Man is it mean. First time I saw it I thought the article was on Nissans R390. I like it aaalot
can't beat that performance/price value
although at 6'4" I don't think I'd fit very well
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Old 07-01-2000, 04:33 PM   #4
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That converts to $21,513.10 US dollars, WOW. Probably add in a couple thousand for all the shipping. Does anyone know the US regulations for kit cars? What is needed to make them streetable?
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Old 07-01-2000, 04:53 PM   #5
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Well shipping shouldn't be a prob since there is a distributor already in the US. It isn't that hard to register one of them. The problem usually is insuring them. Yah $21K for a car like that is pretty damn impressive! I sent the US distributor a email and now I have to wait for a reply. I believe you register the car according to the either the frame of the donor car or in this cars case the engine type since it uses a tube frame. This thing is basically a street legal GT1 car. As Cartman would say "Sweeeeeeeet".
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Old 07-02-2000, 12:23 AM   #6
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Since it's imported as an engineless kit car, it doesn't have to meet federal regulations. I think all you need to make it streetable is turn indicators and the like.

Buuuuutttttt......I think you are far far off on the price, guys. The Ultima GTR was tested in Car and Driver in April 2000. the price of the kit minus engine is, ahem, $100,300. Once your kit car arrives, you have your choice of a smallblock chevy V-8 ($38,000) or a LS1 V-8($42,000). Car and Driver's price as tested was $152,150.

Pretty expensive, unless you can build the whole car yourself and almost all of the price is assembly. 0-60 in 3.3 seconds, though....mmmmmmmmm.....

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Old 07-02-2000, 03:40 AM   #7
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The site only said 14K Pounds UK. Of course I'd be doing the work myself. If I didn't it wouldn't be a project car. I think I will use different seats though. All the little extras like traction control probably jacked the Car and Driver price up.
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Old 07-02-2000, 04:38 AM   #8
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Check their link to the US site, guys. Starts at $89,000 US. If you don't beleive me then check: http://www.ultimacars.com/fra_pricing_ordering.htm . There must be a typo at their UK site. They must have meant 140,000 lbs., because 14,000lbs. does not translate to $89,000 US and nobody would be dumb enough to show you that they only charge 14,000 lbs. in UK, but charge $89,000 US in the states by providing a link to their US site. They must have provided incorrect pricing information to the person who made the site, and most likely made the final calculations, producing a final cost of only 14,000 lbs.

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Old 07-02-2000, 05:57 AM   #9
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Holy ****! Talk about expensive! What the hell are they smoking? $89K and it doesn't even include a damn engine or trans? Sorry buddy but no thanks. **** the Delfino is priced at less then half that and thats a complete car. Let's see now a car or buy a condo and rent it out for extra cash each month? Sorry but the car ain't that nice.
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For that money I'd just get that 1000hp Skyline GTR.
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