The Ultima Evolution: An Affordable Speed Demon

By on April 7, 2015

Cars that go really, really fast are usually really, really expensive. Getting your hands on something like a Bugatti Veyron will easily run you into the millions of dollars range, while “lesser” cars like Lamborghinis and Ferraris will still set you back at least a quarter of a million bucks.

However, British supercar manufacturer Ultima has just created one of the fastest cars on planet earth, and for a suggested starting price of just under $60,000, the Ultima Evolution seems to be an at least somewhat moderately priced beast.

The Evolution isn’t necessarily that reasonable, though, as the car features 15 different power output options with a variety of V8 Chevrolet engines. The top-of-the-line Ultima Evolution is a $160,000 masterpiece that puts out 1020bhp through its 6.8-liter, supercharged engine. This is one of the most reasonably priced, screaming fast, supercars that we have seen yet. Just take a look at this beauty below.

If you’re paying attention, the horsepower output in this car is actually greater than the Bugatti Veyron, and with a weight of just 950kg, the car weighs approximately half as much. And perhaps most importantly, at $160,000, the price is an barely over a tenth of the cost of Bugatti’s much-discussed supercar.

The Evolution might not max out at a Veyron’s world record speed, but it is no slouch either. The Ultima Evolution goes 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds, 0-100mph in 4.9 seconds and 0-150mph in 8.9 seconds. Those numbers don’t exactly make this car a slow, boring ride. Indeed, the Evolution actually reaches 100 mph faster than the Bugatti Veyron. Not too shabby.

In addition to the raw speed and power of the Ultima Evolution, the car also offers a plethora of great luxury features, even if the interior isn’t quite as fancy as most of the rival supercars. You can still enjoy satellite navigation, bluetooth connectivity, a heated windscreen, a reversing camera, and other cool bells and whistles.

For now, these cars are only available overseas, but here’s hoping one of the fastest cars we’ve seen comes stateside soon!

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