Keating Supercars made their debut in July 2006 with the launch of the Keating TKR. They built four cars since its launch, the SKR, TKR, ZKR and the Bolt. At racing car show, Autosport International 2016, Keating Supercars unveiled a road version of the Bolt to be sold in the USA. Keating Supercars plan to sell around 30 cars a year.
The Bolt’s engine design is based on a Chevrolet V8, but almost all the other components are engineered by Keating Supercars and other UK companies.
The Bolt will cost between £180,000 and £500,000, depending on the features, customers can select from several engine sizes, as well as choosing the dashboard instruments, brakes, mirrors, seats and bodywork.
The supercharger springs into life when the driver accelerates, boosting the engine from 1,580hp to 2,500hp but slashing its fuel efficiency from as much as 30 miles per gallon to fewer than one. At full power, The Bolt can burn its way through a full tank of petrol in nine minutes.
The Keating SKR high performance car received great acclaim at the British Motor Show in 2006 as did the second model, the Keating TKR, which followed in 2008. In October 2009 the Keating TKR, a twin turbo mid-engine supercar boasting 2500 bhp broke the land speed production record hitting 260.1mph on a dry lake bed at Salt Lake Flats in California. The world speed record is currently held by the Bugatti Veyron and stands at 268mph.
Anthony Keating is the founder and CEO of Keating Supercars and designer of the Keating SKR, TKR and ZKR. Keating was born in Manchester England, the road to Keating Supercars began with a course at the Automobile Engineering institute at the University of Bolton in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. Keating graduated with an MBA in Business in 2012 and, together with students from the University of Bolton, hopes to build and make the Keating Bolt the world’s fastest production car.
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