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If nothing else, Ultima's approach to supercars — strapping a 720-hp Chevrolet V8 to a frame weighing as much as a sparrow's breakfast — is at least good for breaking speed records. The company's new GTR750 recently added the standing quarter-mile to the list of things it does faster than any other road-legal car. One of the models recently clocked 9.9 seconds at — hold on to your pea soup — 143 mph, clad in road tires. It was at the Santa Pod Raceway at Northamptonshire, Blighty where the FIA approved the speed trial, but it's in Italy where someone who overpaid for a supercar that runs every second Tuesday is weeping.

Part 7: Ultima Storms the Standing Quarter-Mile [Ultima Sports, Ltd.]

Once More with Feeling: Latest Ultima Supercar Breaks Speed Record [internal]