Ultralite Concept Vehicles are Ultra Cool

The GM Ultralite concept car appeared in the film Demolition Man.
This is one of 17 drivable General Motors concept vehicles Warner Brothers used in the production of Demolition Man.
Over 20 replicas were created for production.
  • Requested by Hollywood film producer Joel Silver
  • Demolition Man starred Sylvester Stallone
  • 100 miles per gallon at 55 miles per hour
In 1991, legendary action-adventure film producer Joel Silver was casually scanning an automotive magazine when he came upon what he thought would be the ideal vehicle for his upcoming project Demolition Man. Set in Los Angeles in 2032, Demolition Man was to star Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes and Sandra Bullock in an action-adventure feature. The vehicle was the GM Ultralite concept car. The Ultralite featured a totally carbon fiber body, a 3-cylinder direct injection gas engine and a host of other lightweight features that helped it reach 100 miles per gallon at 55 miles per hour.

After many discussions between Silver Pictures, Warner Brothers and GM, the decision was made to utilize not only the Ultralite but 17 additional GM concept vehicles, to add an authentic automotive component to the film’s futuristic look and feel.

In the end, more than 20 Ultralites of various configurations were built for Demolition Man. In addition, many repair parts were built to keep the Ultralite fleet in tip-top shape during filming. After filming was completed, several civilian and police Ultralite clones were returned to Michigan to become part of GM’s concept vehicle fleet.