Road Tests Real world tests of Ultima GTR vs MP4-12C

0-60mph

Ultima GTR
3.3 s
MP4-12C
3.1 s

Top speed

Ultima GTR
234 mph
MP4-12C
205 mph

0-100mph

Ultima GTR
5.5 s
MP4-12C
5.9 s

Top Gear track time

Ultima GTR
1:12.80
MP4-12C
1:16.20

1/4 mile

Ultima GTR
10.5 s
MP4-12C
11 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Ultima GTR

Reasons to consider the
Ultima GTR

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Faster top speed 234 mph vs 205 mph 29 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much bigger engine 6,400 cc vs 3,799 cc Around 70% bigger engine
Great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:12.80 vs 1:16.20 Around 5% great lap time on the Top Gear track
More powerful engine 710 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 591 HP @ 7,000 RPM More than 20% stronger engine
Faster in the quarter mile 10.5 s vs 11 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Lighter curb weight 2,310 lb vs 3,161 lb More than 25% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of McLaren MP4-12C

Reasons to consider the
McLaren MP4-12C

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Much higher redline 8,500 RPM vs 6,000 RPM More than 40% more revs
More expensive sticker price $229k vs $150k Around 55% more expensive harder to own

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Ultima GTR  vs
MP4-12C 
Brand Ultima McLaren
Price 150,000 229,000
Year 2000 2011

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 3.25 lb/hp 5.35 lb/hp
Maximum hp 710 HP @ 5,600 RPM 591 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 429 ft-lb @ 4,400 RPM 442 ft-lb @ 3,000 RPM
Max RPM 6,000 RPM 8,500 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,400 cc 3,799 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10:1 8.7:1
Bore/stroke 3.9 in / 3.62 in 3.66 in / 2.75 in
Valves per cylinder 2 4

road tests

Ultima GTR  vs
MP4-12C 
Top speed 234 mph 205 mph
1/4 mile 10.5 s 11 s
0-60mph 3.3 s 3.1 s
0-100mph 5.5 s 5.9 s
Top gear time 1:12.80 1:16.20

transmission

Drivetrain Mid Engine / RWD 2WD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 7

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 14.6 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Disc 13.8 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 457/? 229 235/35 19
Rear wheels 457/? 343 305/30 20

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,310 lb 3,161 lb
Width 72.8 in 75.2 in
Height 42.1 in 47.2 in
Length 157.5 in 177.4 in
Wheelbase 104.3 in 105.1 in
Ultima GTR
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McLaren MP4-12C
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