England's Ultima introduces 1,000-hp Evolution supercar
The Evolution is powered by a Chevrolet-sourced V8 engine.
British boutique automaker Ultima has introduced a new supercar called simply Evolution.
Offered as a coupe and as a convertible, the Evolution was designed to replace the GTR and the Can-Am. It features a highly-aerodynamic look inspired by the cars that compete in the LMP2 class of the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The interior boasts half a dozen easy-to-read analog gauges, a three-spoke flat-bottomed steering wheel with an integrated information display and bucket seats. Although it's designed primarily for the track, the Evolution is fully street-legal and customers can request modern creature comforts like an Alpine touch screen-based infotainment system with navigation, leather and Alcantara upholstery, Bluetooth connectivity, A/C and rear parking sensors.
Power comes from a Chevrolet-sourced V8 engine that can be ordered in no less than 15 states of tune ranging from 350 to 1,020 horsepower. Built around a supercharged 6.8-liter V8 engine, the latter setup generates 920 lb-ft. of torque, enough to send the 2,094-pound coupe from zero to 60 mph in just 2.3 seconds, zero to 150 mph in 8.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 240 mph.
The Ultima Evolution is on sale now in the United Kingdom with a base price of £38,000 (about $56,000) for a 350-horsepower model delivered in kit form. The range-topping 1,020-horsepower version retails for £95,995, a sum that converts to nearly $142,000. Ultima has not announced if the Evolution will be available in the United States.