This Twin-Turbo Ultima GTR Is A 1700bhp Ride From Hell

Tiny kit car chassis plus the power of FOUR BMW M3s is the fantasy tuner build you've been waiting for
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Ever tuned a car up to its maximum potential on Forza or Gran Turismo, and ended up with a 1000bhp Skyline GTR, or 500bhp Lotus Elise? Ever thought ‘imagine what this sort of ultimate, money-no-object mod-job would be like in real life’? You’d get something crazy, like a flyweight Ultima GTR track car putting out the power of a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport AND a BMW M5 combined…

Here’s just that; the outstanding Black Falcon Ultima 427 TT GTR by Nelson Racing Engines. In the all-time list of world’s craziest cars, this would give the Batmobile and time-travelling DeLorean a run for their money – and this thing is no movie car.

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In case you need a quick refresher, Ultima is a UK-based kit car maker based in Leicestershire near Noble’s home garage. Sports car genius Lee Noble helped design the GTR, which, Ultima recommend, you fit with a Chevrolet small-block V8 for best results. Its own 720bhp model currently holds the world records for a road legal car on road tyres with a road exhaust: 0-60mph in 2.6sec, 0-100mph in 5.2sec, 30-70mph in 1.8sec and a Top Gear lap record of 1 min 12.8sec (never featured on the BBC show).

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So yeah, it’s a quick piece of kit, with 720bhp. The quickest, in fact. And then the Americans add another one thousand horsepower.


The Black Falcon NRE GTR uses a twin-turbocharged, 7.0-litre V8 with trick air-to-air intercoolers to deliver 1726bhp on racing fuel. On regular pump juice, it’s only at Veyron levels, with 1210bhp. At 1300kg, it’s a huge 310kg heavier than a regular Ultima GTR, (though still lighter than a Ferrari 458) and thanks to the extra weight and naff-all traction even on racing slicks, slower to 62mph – it takes a whole 2.7sec.

What’s clever here isn’t the massive power though: it’s the Black Falcon Ultima’s level of finish. This isn’t some stretched out, mega-power Lotus like the Hennessey Venom I’m not keen on. Here you get an Alcantara trimmed interior, carbon body parts, gold-plated details and even iPhone connectivity. This is a quality tuner car, that just happens to have performance usually associated to a machine with ‘NASA’ written down the side.

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  • bolliverTshagNasty

    Get rid of the junk chevy in it and put some real power behind it…then you can put down twice the horses. When the article said you can do alot with unlimited money I dont think they were talking about this car. Nice car…just bad choice in a powerplant for it. Chevy is the cheapest economic engine you buy for anything. Why not a big block mopar? Or something unique? That is all.

    • Gray Rohan

      Cause mopar sucks (along with their parent company),not that I’m a chevy fan,but i do agree on you,something that is not your typical engine swap would make it more special,something even from their land,I’m pretty sure they’ll be able to find something!

      • Dude

        I have to disagree on the Mopar sucks bit… My father used to own a Dart with a 340 that ran 10s in the 1/4. That’s not all that impressive until you take into account the fact it did that in 1975 on pump gas.

        A V8 is a V8 is a V8. If you’re going to dump an enormous amount of money into something, it really doesn’t matter that much what block you start with; after all, the block is really the only part left and even then it isn’t always.

        • Gray Rohan

          ^^^^^^^^^^^^^this guy has a point,ill go with it cause it makes sense

          However,from personal experiences,i know anything dodge related sucks,plus im not a drag dude,more of a tourer!


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