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ULTIMA SPORTS CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

Had the chance to photograph a rare car, an Ultima owned by car builder and mechanic Shaun Hopper from Quadriga cars at the Kent based motorsport circuit Lydden Hill...
02/03/2020
The Ultima GTR is a super car manufactured by Ultima Sports Ltd of Hinckley, Leicestershire, England, and described by commentators as a supercar.] The car was available both in kit form and as a "turnkey" (i.e. assembled by the factory) vehicle until early 2015, when it was replaced by the Ultima Evolution. The design is mid engined, rear wheel drive layout, with a tubular steel space frame chassis and GRP bodywork. A convertible version called the Ultima Can-Am was also produced. Kit builders were free to source and fit a variety of engines and transmissions but the Chevrolet small block V8 supplied by American Speed mated to either a Porsche or Getrag transaxle was the factory recommended standard, and this configuration was fitted to all turnkey cars. This particular model has an Audi R8 engine in it, twin turbo power and with its lightweight really is a serious bit of kit, not for the faint hearted!

The backdrop of Lydden Hill race circuit was perfect as the bright yellow paintwork set off against the blue skies over the Kent countryside that envelopes itself around the track. I just kent to the 24-70mm lens for this shoot as I didn't want to exaggerate the proportions of the car too much and also the 70mm end of the lens worked nicely for some close ups of the cars interior and engine shots.