After following a string of successful Cannonball world events, Tim Porter from the UK, wanted something else to get the adrenaline pumping through his veins. Something that would get your blood pumping the second you turn the key, or push the button. After nothing seemed to really knock off the knickers, he decided to build and design his very own beast of a Mustang named the UBB, or Ultimate Bad Boy. The UBB brand was then born in 2007.
Knowing that he has some serious competitors out there like Saleen and Shelby, Tim wanted something with more performance and better handling. Not only did he want a car that could tear up the quarter mile in under 10 seconds, but also one that he could also cruise the streets daily if need be. Tim Porter teamed up with Steve Saleen to produce 24 Saleen 600hp Ultimate Bad Boy S281E’s. While the UBB S281E’S lacked the power/handling that he was looking for, it was time to move on and inspiration struck again. Now Porter had a new idea and that was to produce the world’s fastest street legal Mustang.
Finally in July of 2008, the first UBB Mustang rolled out, featuring the monstrous Ford GT super car 5.4-liter 32 valve DOHC engine that is capable of putting down a beyond-impressive 1000BHP from under the hood. Not only that, but he installed the Griggs GR40 suspension package making it a one “helluva” beast to be toyed with.
Now that Tim has built a Mustang that gets his gears going, he recently produced the second 1000BHP UBB Mustang and he brought over to the UK for press duties. Shortly after that, Fifth Gear featured the UBB1000 Mustang on WebTV Edition 12, driven by Vicki Butler-Henderson. That same year it was featured on the cover of ‘The Times’ car supplement with a full double page feature. The verdict of the review was, “Less a Mustang, more a pack of wild horses,” complete with a nice 4-star rating.
“At the heart is an aluminum 5.4-litre engine with one of the biggest superchargers you can buy this side of the drag strip,” says Fifth Gear. “It furnishes a vast amount of torque as well as power; 750 lb.ft of the stuff. A Lamborghini Murcielago can manage a mere 487 lb.ft. Firing the car up involves nothing more sophisticated than a turn of a key and a push of a button, but then it all becomes quite special.”
Not only has it been featured on Fifth Gear, The Times, and the book of 100 Sexiest Cars, Top Gear is indeed waiting to road test the 2013 UBB1000 model in the summer. We will keep you updated when they get their hands on it. The Top Gear guys seem to hate on American car a lot, and the Mustang is no exception. What happens when the fastest street legal Mustang built by a fellow Brit shows them up? One capable of putting down more power than any of the stock Mustangs they are used to abusing? Jeremy Clarkson might just change his mind.
With the new models rolling out, Tim has completed the 2011 1000BHP UBB Mustang design. Right after that it rolls out of a New Jersey workshop for press duties. A couple months after the press got their hands on it, EA Games, Need For Speed ‘The Run’ features an identical Mustang design for the cover of the game. Coincidence maybe? Just last month the announcement was made for the 2012 UBB1000.
The beautiful Performance White UBB1000 Mustang pictured here has one impressive list of goodies. In regards to performance it features a 5.4-liter 32 valve with a 4.0-liter polished Whipple supercharger, full race cams, 850cc injectors and twin race fuel pumps. Other features include fully adjustable UBB coil overs (front caster/camber adjustment set at 1.5 degrees), an uprated water cooled intercooler, full performance exhaust, Brembo brakes, a Tremec 6060 six speed manual transmission, SVT 3.35 limited slip differential and advanced traction control. It is capable of going from 0-60 in 3.7 seconds and a claimed top speed of 227 mph at 8000 rpm.
For appearance it features 18×10.5 three piece split rim alloys, 305x35x18 Toyo R888 Tires for the summer, full UBB Carbon fiber side skirts, carbon fiber front air dam, carbon fiber rear diffuser, three piece rear trunk/boot spoiler (polyurethane), Xenon headlights and tinted black glass.
The interior features ambiance interior lighting, climate control, Microsoft sync, voice command, 5000 track CD player/memory, Sat navigation, black leather/Alcantara seats a 220mph UBB speedometer/8000 rpm instrument cluster with a blue fascia, and a hand held computer (1000 BHP mapping with 104 octane fuel for track use only).
The attractive 220mph UBB Mustang speedometer was completely designed by Tim and is very aesthetically appealing. The instrumental gauges really add a lot of style to the interior and dash of the Mustang.
Extras that can be ordered for your own personal UBB include a glass roof, choice of alloys, carbon fiber body kit including the carbon fiber hood, paint options (complete color change, and 3M protective film for the front of the car, and many other options.
The 2012 UBB1000 Mustang model will feature the 5.4-liter 32V supercharged V8 and will put down 900-HP with 93 Octane and will reach 1020-HP with 104 race fuel. Other UBB models are available for build such as UBB Mustang (1000BHP), UBB Mustang (850BHP), UBB Mustang (750BHP) Paddle Change/Auto made to order. “The UBB Mustang has set a new standard for performance tuning, not just because it is phenomenally fast, capable and approachable, but also because it’s not actually that expensive,” says Tim Porter. “Porsche, Ferrari, Aston? There’s no longer any need.”