Since they began in 2006, Dr. Anthony Keating and his team have been assembling some of the most powerful, and exclusive, automobiles available. The British team has made an appearance once again since their production of the ZKR, and this time they’ve appeared with an immaculate design that Keating believes will be breaking world records, and holding them for years to come.
Keating Supercars has already produced fifteen cars under three lines, the SKR, the ZKR and the TKR, all of which produced power unheard of at the time. But this supercar has been designed to be unlike any other, with available engine variants that place its power output anywhere between 505 bhp and 2,500 bhp. Keating claims that the 1,200 kg lightweight fighter will exceed speeds of 340 mph once complete. Fierce fighting words from a manufacturer building up the same engine as the Hennessey Venom GT, the GM built 7.0-Liter LS7 V8.
The Bolt holds a pristine design inspired by the Jaguar XJ220, and is made by “space-age lightweight materials.” Along with light weight and high power, the Bolt boasts performance parts, such as four-wheel ventilated disc brakes and coil-over suspension. Surprisingly, achieving such a light weight did not require the sacrifice of comfort and safety. $750,000 still buys you air-conditioning, power-steering and ABS brakes.
Yes, we thought the same thing at first, a $750,000 Jaguar inspired body with a built up American V8 sounds absurd. But, then again, so does a $1.1 million Lotus with the same engine. But one thing that keeps us watching after Keating Supercars, aside from the ridiculously high figures, is that they hold to the allegation that with the right demand for their car, the price could drop tremendously in the future to an affordable $150,000- $160,000.
Until the completion of the Bolt we anticipate competition between Keating Supercars and the American tuner Hennessey. Will Keating one-up John Hennessey and his team with a Jaguar influenced twin-turbo charged variant of the same engine they’ve taken advantage of? There’s no telling for sure, only waiting.
The first thing we’ll be looking out for is seeing the Bolt hitting 60 mph in just two seconds, the next, of course, will be for the supercar fulfilling the ludicrous 340 mph claims. With 2,500 bhp and only 1,200 kg to pull, we won’t be surprised, but we’ll still be dropping our jaws.
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