Press Quotes

"It rides extremely well and handles extremely well. It handles like it's on rails."
Dick Johnson Australian multiple touring car race champion
"I'm delighted to be associated with Ultima."
Dick Johnson Australian multiple touring car race champion
"The Ultima is probably the best car I've ever driven."
Dick Johnson Australian multiple touring car race champion
"The accelerator's of some fast cars have passed under this writer's right foot, but nothing that launches like this."
Paul Ellis Herald Sun Australia
"The Ultima Spyder is the genuine enthusiast's supercar, blending astonishing acceleration with the open-top feel of a Formula One racer."
Paul Ellis Herald Sun Australia
"The Ultima is lighter than a Lotus, faster than a Ferrari and more powerful than a Porsche."
Paul Ellis Herald Sun Australia
"If you're after performance in the Mclaren F1 territory for a fraction of the price, then the mid-engined race developed Ultima is a strong contender."
Richard Fleury Auto Express Magazine
"Both Spyder and Sports Ultima exude quality of construction in their detail design, not to mention aggressively attractive styling."
Martin Sharp Cars & Car Conversions Magazine
"Lighter and more powerful than a Ferrari F50, this could well be the ultimate road and track car."
Brett Fraser EVO Magazine
"As with previous Ultimas, the quality of construction is breathtaking."
Brett Fraser EVO Magazine
"its Can-Am's sheer gustiness and response at 100mph+ which really confirms its credentials as a bona fide super car."
Brett Fraser EVO Magazine
"Before you splash out on an F50 for weekend fun, take a spin the Ultima."
Brett Fraser EVO Magazine
"Every inch you travel in it feels slightly illicit - the Can-Am comes across as a race car that took a wrong exit from the pits'."
Brett Fraser EVO Magazine
"the Ultima Can-Am is one of a select group that looks as if it's doing 200mph standing still."
Rod Kerr The Daily Telegraph
"What surprised me most about the Can-Am, which is capable of awesome speed, was its willingness to go slowly when needed."
Rod Kerr The Daily Telegraph
"If you don't understand the mentality, buy an ordinary car like a Porsche or Ferrari instead."
Rod Kerr The Daily Telegraph
"Definitely the best looking car here" is the general consensus form the massed petrol heads at the Easytrack day."
Steve Bennett - Editor Circuit Driver Magazine
"Nothing, it feels, is going to get in the way of the Ultima. Straights, corners, traffic it's just going to demolish them. And it does."
Steve Bennett - Editor Circuit Driver Magazine
"The Ultima isn't all raw speed. Grip is seemingly endless and despite all that power threatening to unstick the rear, the outer limits can be explored."
Steve Bennett - Editor Circuit Driver Magazine
"The brakes too are sensational."
Steve Bennett - Editor Circuit Driver Magazine
"The Ultima will deliver devastatingly quick laps effortlessly and intuitively. I have to confess to being fully captivated by the Ultima. It's a package that's hard to fault."
Steve Bennett - Editor Circuit Driver Magazine
"It’s fully road legal, with number plates, tax disc and road tyres, details that are easily overlooked, it seems, especially since by the end of the session the GTR has lapped pretty much everything else on the track, even stuff on slicks..."
John Barker - Evo Magazine
"The GTR was the fastest thing out there."
John Barker - Evo Magazine
"The Ultima GTR640 is the fastest accelerating road car ever built."
John Barker - Evo Magazine
"We round a corner in third gear with around 3000rpm showing on the Stack, and a long, perfectly smooth straight presents itself. I nail it. The response is instant and mighty and the Ultima lunges for the horizon like it’s been rammed by an express train. That’s not it, though. At around 5000rpm the V8 comes on cam and the acceleration spikes to a truly mind-warping level. It took me by surprise, I can tell you, rearranging my underwear and restyling my hair. Zero to 150mph a second quicker than a McLaren F1? I don’t doubt it."
John Barker - Evo Magazine
"This is no one-trick, point-and-squirt supercar, though. You can feel the chassis working beneath you, gauge the level of grip through the rim of the Personal steering wheel and the seat of you pants and exploit that grip to whatever extent you’re comfortable with. There’s no electronic traction control, no anti-lock, no power steering-and you know what? You don’t miss them. Braking is massively strong, the pedal firm and easily modulated. Traction feels good too, while the ride is surprisingly compliant."
John Barker - Evo Magazine
"There is one final, fabulous opportunity to feel the GTR’s staggering, other-worldly acceleration, though. At the exit of the smooth, sweetly cambered right-hand curve at Creg-Ny-Baa, the road heads downhill dead straight for almost a mile. This is where the fastest bikes hit 200mph. It’s deserted. Hammer time. The Ultima hits hyper-drive in third, then fourth, then top. It’s utterly devastating, the most intense and sustained slug of acceleration I’ve ever experienced on the road."
John Barker - Evo Magazine
"I’ve never seen a fibreglass moulding like it, usually you can pick out a flaw, a wave or a ripple, not this thing it’s like it’s carved out of granite."
Dean Skuza - Popular Hot Rodding TV
"It’s the ultimate g-machine. It’s got the best braking, the best handling, the best acceleration. There isn’t a car on the planet that can run with it."
Cameron Evans - Popular Hot Rodding TV
"It’s an amazing road car the Ultima GTR. It has broken just about every single speed record there is to break."
Jeremy Clarkson - Top Gear
"The new GTR takes the company even higher into the echelons of world beating supercar manufacture."
Ian Hyne KCSI Magazine
"It's the ultimate road racer...."
Graham Smith Unique Cars Magazine
"The Ultima runs as if it's on rails, turning into corners precisely and holding its line with impressive ease as it powers out."
Graham Smith Unique Cars Magazine
"It represents extraordinary value for money compared with cars of a similar quality and performance."
Gerry Hawkridge Car Magazine
"When McLaren wanted to try out the engine and suspension of the F1 road car, it bought a couple of Ultimas and used them as testbeds. Praise comes no higher. I drove one briefly on a racetrack earlier this year and discovered that few road cars are capable of impressing so much and so swiftly. They are also beautifully built."
Andrew Frankel The Sunday Times
"In truth you've never experienced performance until you've experienced the Ultima."
Ian Hyne KCSI Magazine
"Though this particular Ultima Spyder is very much a road car, as amply demonstrated by its easy driveability at normal road speeds, when you push the throttle you soon come to realise the significance of the much abused term 'race proven."
Ian Hyne KCSI Magazine
"It's the development and dedicated componentry that distance the Ultima from the wannabees."
Ian Hyne KCSI Magazine
"This is some car"
Ian Hyne KCSI Magazine
"The GTR is no trickier to drive quickly than, say, a 911. In some ways, its easier. Grip is so astonishing, I can push the pace without remotely approaching the chassis limits."
David Vivian Evo Magazine
"Never mind the new 911 Turbo, be unconcerned about any Ferrari, F50 included. The only road car swifter than the Ultima is the McLaren F1, and then not by much."
David Vivian Evo Magazine
"Nothing I've ever driven cuts to the chase quite like this car: relentless power, iron-fisted structural integrity, black- out stoppers."
David Vivian Evo Magazine
"This is driving pared and hardened until all the frills and peripheral distractions have been excised. Until all that's left is the contact between machine and cerebrum. You, the car and the road. It's that simple."
David Vivian Evo Magazine
"Zero to 60 mph flashes by in 3.3 seconds... and that's quicker than any current production car we've tested."
Larry Webster Car and Driver Magazine
"The drive is certainly firm, and yes, we did drive the car on smooth California roads. But even when we could see a nasty patch of road ahead and braced ourselves for some kidney upset, the unpleasantness never came."
Larry Webster Car and Driver Magazine
"For kicks we took a few laps on a racetrack and couldn't believe how confident the Ultima GTR made us feel. It is simply a well- engineered and well-built car. In every corner, straight, and braking area, our test car was rock solid, with absolutely no twitchiness despite our prodigious speeds. We could gush on forever, but the bottom line is we'd sacrifice plenty for a day of track time in the GTR"
Larry Webster Car and Driver Magazine
"As of this writing, its been two months since we drove it, and we're still smiling."
Larry Webster Car and Driver Magazine
"With the Ultima GTR, there's no question, it exudes performance from the moment you climb over the wide sill and under its exotic forward hinged doors until you finally toggle off the ignition switch to silence the rumbling Chevy V8."
Peter Brock Sports Car International Magazine
"The Ultima GTR is unique because it completely transmits the feel of a racing chassis-even at lawful speeds-and still provides velocity and Gs without having to rev the engine beyond the limits of propriety: its a great combination of practicality and tactile sensuousness."
Peter Brock Sports Car International Magazine
"The Ultima lives up to its name as the ultimate in a component-built car"
Peter Brock Sports Car International Magazine
"The GTR was the chassis the McLaren group used to prove the components for the F1. There isn't much better endorsement than that."
Peter Brock Sports Car International Magazine
"Lighter and more powerful than a Ferrari F50, this could well be the ultimate road and track car."
Brett Fraser EVO Magazine
"As with previous Ultimas, the quality of construction is breathtaking."
Brett Fraser EVO Magazine
"Its the Can-Am's sheer gustiness and response at 100mph+ which really confirms its credentials as a bona fide super car."
Brett Fraser EVO Magazine
"Before you splash out on an F50 for weekend fun, take a spin the Ultima."
Brett Fraser EVO Magazine
"Every inch you travel in it feels slightly illicit - the Can-Am comes across as a race car that took a wrong exit from the pits'."
Brett Fraser EVO Magazine
"The Ultima Can-Am is one of a select group that looks as if it's doing 200mph standing still."
Rod Kerr The Daily Telegraph
"A McLaren F1 is slightly faster, perhaps, but not much, and the £631,000 price tag might be off-putting."
Rod Kerr The Daily Telegraph
"What surprised me most about the Can-Am, which is capable of awesome speed, was its willingness to go slowly when needed."
Rod Kerr The Daily Telegraph
"If you don't understand the mentality, buy an ordinary car like a Porsche or Ferrari instead."
Rod Kerr The Daily Telegraph
"Out on the road in a Can-Am, especially one the vivid hue of our test car, you’ll be hailed as a hero by every car enthusiast and school kid."
Brett Fraser Channel 4
"The Can-Am is wild and wonderful. Its V8 makes a sound like every American race-car movie you’ve ever watched, it accelerates like a jet fighter off the deck of an aircraft-carrier, and it can be thrown through corners with the gutso of a hot hatch. It feels as if you really are strapped into a genuine Can-Am competition machine, only you don’t have to wear a helmet and race overalls."
Brett Fraser Channel 4
"Ferrari-crushingly quick the Can-Am is an utter blast to drive, both on the road and at track days. And while, obviously, you have to take care in it, its surprisingly easy to drive, and even simpler to be thrilled by and enjoy."
Brett Fraser Channel 4
"Its raw energy is obvious in any gear and at any revs, every throttle command is answered with a brutish and immediate, stab of forward thrust. And while some cars shield you from their performance, the Can-Am lets you revel in all its vibrant detail."
Brett Fraser Channel 4
"The Can-Ams suspension is firm, yet not unpleasantly so, making low speed urban driving less of a chore than in many other sports cars."
Brett Fraser Channel 4
"The Can-Am is beautifully made, enormous fun and faster than a Ferrari F50 for a fraction of the cost."
Brett Fraser Channel 4
"You want fast? In all my Ferrari-owning, Lambo-loving, Pagani pestering life, I have never driven a road car as searingly quick as the Ultima Can-Am."
Robert Farago The Truth About Cars
"It’s often said a car’s only as fast as its brakes. When it comes to shedding speed, the Can-Am’s four-wheel discs are as close as you can get to a pause button. Press the go pedal and your internal organs are thrust backwards. Press the brakes and they’re trying to pop out of your chest like that snake thing in Alien. Add in the severe lateral forces created by cornering, and the Can-Am provides a menu of physical sensations only available to race car drivers and fighter pilots. In fact, it’s a car fully capable of making people violently ill. But the really sick part is that it doesn’t take more than ten minutes before the whole experience starts to feel very, very good."
Robert Farago The Truth About Cars
"For the non-technically minded, it has enough brute force to scare the bejesus out of any passenger that hasn’t competed in open car racing. Not that you’d hear them begging you to stop…"
Robert Farago The Truth About Cars