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Old 07-06-2011, 08:08 PM   #21
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To me, it evokes more of a Noble / Ford GT / Koenigseggisseggggnignigsegigisegggg sort of image.

You're crazy. Ultima > GT IMO..


Once again, I would dump Casey Anthony in a creek with duct tape for a Koenigseggisseggggnignigsegigisegggg.....
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:57 PM   #22
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I visited the Ultima Sports factory in Leicester before the GTR came out.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:55 PM   #23
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So, what do all these great cars do when they leave the shop? Do they sit in a garage and collect dust? Do they run the TX mile? What do you do with a $300k Ferrari with $100k of turbo? Probably un-Ferrari-like things.
One of their cutomers (either Lambo TT or Viper TT blew a tranny or something at the standing mile in south Florida iirc.

The guy with the Ferrari already had a Lambo that was TTd by them and was hating how slow the Ferrari felt.

I saw one of their customers blow the tailhousing out of the tranny on a Viper TT at the dragstrip in Bradenton because he was wheelhopping on street rubber.

Some of them probably park theirs in a showroom but most of them seem to try to **** them up so that they can spend more and get more outlandish.

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They're called biscuits over there, bitch.
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Aaron!!!! Of course, just hanging out by the fan.... I went to school with that kid.

I assume this is at Heffners?
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need some turb0z for my vette.
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:37 PM   #27
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Call me crazy, but I really prefer the look (both inside and outside) of the Factory Five GTM over the Ultima.

I like the interior of the FF GTM EXCEPT for the crappy autometer gauges. Autozone special! Barf.

My next non DD car will have to be one of those kit cars.
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:50 PM   #28
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Yeah, I guess I can see that. The fundamental stance is similar.

To me, it evokes more of a Noble / Ford GT / Koenigseggisseggggnignigsegigisegggg sort of image.

The Ultima just seems like it's trying too hard. The bubble canopy and outlandish front fenders just say "Batmobile" to me.

Funny you say that about the GTM because the Ultima GTR was designed by Lee Noble.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Noble





Anyways, I'll take the GTR with a twin turbo LS something with around 1000whp.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:28 AM   #29
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I like the interior of the FF GTM EXCEPT for the crappy autometer gauges. Autozone special! Barf.
You can put whatever gauges you want in the GTM dash.

With the Ultima, you're stuck with that Prius-inspired center cluster and World-War-2-aircraft-cockpit styling no matter what.

Is this more to your liking?




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Funny you say that about the GTM because the Ultima GTR was designed by Lee Noble.
And the bodywork of the Karmann Ghia (the third sexiest car ever created) was designed & built by the same folks who did the Merkur XR4T and the Nissan Micra.

As they say in investment infomercials, past performance is not a guarantee of future results.
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need some turb0z for my vette.
Theres a rear mount turbo kit for that
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My homeboy had a similar kit, it was a total piece of ****. He got YANKED by a bolt on ls maro on spray.
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Sick welding!
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This makes my pants tight. Love the welds and the cars said welds are on. +1 for the factory 5
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I know of at least one Ultima with a Miata gauge cluster in it


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Anyways, I'll take the GTR with a twin turbo LS something with around 1000whp.

I personally like the one with the Toyota 1UZ-FE and twin turbos.
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Aaron!!!! Of course, just hanging out by the fan.... I went to school with that kid.

I assume this is at Heffners?
Aaron was busting his ***! He works and pushes himself so hard. I know it has to be bad for his health. His attention to detail is amazing and most of the welding is his work. He's been training another guy lately, too, so some of that may be his.

Small world.

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need some turb0z for my vette.
Sorry, they only do high-end cars.

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You can put whatever gauges you want in the GTM dash.

With the Ultima, you're stuck with that Prius-inspired center cluster and World-War-2-aircraft-cockpit styling no matter what.
I would really like a larger tach and have it mounted directly in front of the driver. It could easily be done any way you want. I would get my upholstry guy to move the center binnacle over and redo the material as necessary.
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I know of at least one Ultima with a Miata gauge cluster in it

I personally like the one with the Toyota 1UZ-FE and twin turbos.
Miata gauges are actually laid out pretty well.

This car was supposedly getting a Ford GT powertrain. Ack. I would prefer Toyota power, too. Like the 3UR-FE or the 2UR-GSE with TT.
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Sorry, they only do high-end cars.
lol, an R32 GT-R is considered high-end? Who the **** are you kidding?
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"Thou shalt not covet"

Bad, man oh man!

And the welding!!
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lol, an R32 GT-R is considered high-end? Who the **** are you kidding?
You know why they only do high end cars, right?
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lol, an R32 GT-R is considered high-end? Who the **** are you kidding?
People who sell them seem to think so with the price tags.

I like the R33/R34 and all, but they're not even remotely worth what they sell for.
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People who sell them seem to think so with the price tags.

I like the R33/R34 and all, but they're not even remotely worth what they sell for.
High end by virtue of it's USDM rarity.
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