So I was on Jon's blog, and all the posts about his ultima got me thinking, and I did a bit of research, and found that the things cost anywhere from 36 grand to 60 grand, depending on engine setup.
For 50 grand, and either 6 months of dicking around in your garage or a few weekends of 12 hour garage shifts, one can have a car that holds world records for the fastest 0-100-0 time, fastest nurburgring lap time (unofficial), and fastest top gear track time, all while being street legal.
My question is, why doesn't every person who has a weekend car, usually something like a corvette, or mustang, or a boxster or 911, or even enthusiast cars like 240sx's or rx7's or 350z's, or m3s or s4s, have one of these instead? are people really that averse to putting in a bit of work before they have a fucking awesome car?
I mean, the ultima, at least on paper, runs circles around basically any street legal car that can be had, even those that cost over a million dollars. it seems like a no-brainer to me. if I had 50 grand to spend on a car that I could drive to the track, race all day, and then drive home, I'd do it in a heartbeat. and I love building things. the sense of accomplishment from building a car from the ground up is worth the cost alone in my opinion.