Ultima RS: 1,200 hp, 250 mph, Chevrolet Power

There’s a new supercar from a small name you might remember. Ultima, makers of the tiny gull-wing GTR from 1999 to 2016 have just revealed a new model. And it’s powered by Chevrolet’s LT engines. Offering up well over 1,000 hp. If you think you can handle it.

The Ultima RS looks not far off of the GTR, with the company calling it thoroughly and comprehensively revised. That means new Le Mans prototype-inspired styling with a new aerodynamics package. More downforce, more cooling, and the ability to shift the aero balance to suit the track and your driving style.

The car is designed to fit a range of LT V8s, starting with the 480 hp LT1. And that’s plenty of power in a car that tips the scales just over 2,000 lbs. But wait, there’s more. A 650 hp LT4 is on the options list, as is the 800 hp supercharged LT5 in the photo car. If you want hypercar performance, though, then you’ll be eyeing the top option with enough drool for a stack of napkins. A tuned version of the LT5 that puts out an astonishing 1,200 hp. The LT4 version hits 60 mph in 2.5 seconds, 100 in 5.2 and tops out at 210 mph, with the 800 hp model taking that down to 2.3, 4.8, and more than 250 mph. No results for the 1,200 hp model, but expect it to be brutally quick.

Inside, this track ready road car has a leather-trimmed interior. LED lights, Alcantara seats, and even AC. The benefits of a mass-produced GM engine.

The company says it’s road-legal in many markets, though doesn’t specify the US. They’ve also said that you can get the parts for “around the same ballpark price as a mundane new BMW M3.” Of course, at that price, you’ll need to build it yourself.

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