We’re beginning with shock and awe. You are in all probability saying to your self — out loud presumably — there’s completely no means an Ultima GTR supercar (principally a Le Mans race automobile) has the identical engine that is sitting underneath the hood of your dad’s Chevy Tahoe. Nicely, it is true. Consider it or not.
Ultima Sports activities Ltd constructed the GTR between 1999 and 2016, and it’s thought of the world’s quickest accelerating and decelerating supercar ever. It accomplished a Prime Gear take a look at lap 6.2 seconds quicker than a Ferrari Enzo and 4 seconds quicker than a a lot pricier Bugatti Veyron SS.
Prime speeds and different ancillary stats (i.e., 0-60, quarter mile, and so forth.) depended solely on which Chevy V8 sat underneath the hood as a result of homeowners might select from all kinds with horsepower starting from 300 to over 1000. As an example, a 2000 mannequin yr GTR with a Corvette LS1 V8 was able to 462 horsepower and 350 ft-lbs of torque, reaching 156.7 mph, whereas a 2011 GTR with a 5.7-liter produced 355 horsepower and 405 ft-lb of torque with speeds of 185 mph.
In truth, over time, automakers put the LS line of engines in a myriad of autos, from the same old suspects like Camaros and Corvettes to SUVs comparable to Cadillac’s Escalade, GMC’s Yukon and, after all, the Tahoe.