Ultima Spyder

Ultima Spyder

Production Years: 1993-2002

The Ultima Spyder has been superseded by the Ultima Can-Am and is no longer

produced. Spare parts are available for this model.

Launched in 1993, the Ultima Spyder effectively opened many enthusiasts’ eyes to the idea that Ultima could offer a road car, where the existing Sports was often mistaken for being purely a track car. With its sleek styling, wrap around flyscreen and obvious performance potential, the Spyder was instrumental in propelling the company into the consciousness of supercar fans around the world.


Chassis:Full spaceframe using mainly 38mm x 1.5mm dia tube MIG welded. Panelled in 1.5mm NS4 alloy sheet.
Designed to accept engines up to 1000 bhp.
Body:Unstressed GRP with Isophalthalic high heat distortion resin.
Screen:Wraparound wind deflector in Polycarbonate.
Suspension:TIG welded double unequal length wishbones with choice of Urethane, Nylatron or Rose joints. LM25.
Alloy uprights. Fully adjustable coil spring dampers.
Steering:Alloy rack and pinion 2.4 turns lock to lock.
Brakes:12.7" curved vane, vented, cross drilled discs with alloy four pot callipers all round and separate mechanical handbrake mechanism.
Engine:Chevrolet V8 5.7 litre H.O. 355bhp 405ft-lbs torque.
Gearbox:Porsche G50/50 five speed transaxle with LSD.
Wheels:8" x 16" front, 12" x 17" rear Ultima 3 piece alloy rims.
5 stud centres machined from billet alloy.
Tyres:225/45/ZR16 front and 315/35/ZR17 rear.
Performance (Chevy HO):0-60mph in 3.8 seconds. Top speed 175mph.
Dimensions:Length: 3880mm
Width: 1850mm
Height: 1000mm
Wheelbase: 2540mm
Ground Clearance: 120mm
Weight (Chevy V8): 900kg
Power/weight ratio: 394bhp/T