• Apr 23, 2008
Keating has finally taken the wraps off its duo of bespoke supercars and has already set it sights on the Bugatti Veyron for top speed supremacy. Both models share the same architecture, and are swathed in either fiberglass or carbon fiber body panels. Weight comes in at just over 2,600 pounds and the dimensions are 4,300 mm long, 1,800 mm wide and 1,100 mm tall. Prospective owners can opt for either a 6.0- or 7.0-liter GM-sourced V8, and both motors can be had in either naturally aspirated or supercharged guise. The entry-level model makes 404 hp and 400 lb.-ft. of torque, while the larger NA version crests the 500 hp. Slap a supercharger onto the 6.0-liter mill and it's good for 520 hp, or if you opt for the 7.0-liter version, its output runs past the 650 hp mark.

The SKR model is considered to be more of a GT, while the TKR will be a track-ready model with a rumored twin-turbocharged version that could create up to 1,500 hp. Keating is taking orders and expects to start delivery towards the end of the year. Based on what we've seen so far, however, Bugatti needn't be worried.

[Source: Autocar]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Maybe it's just me, but it looks a hell of a lot like a Saleen S7, give or take a few intake fins.
        • 6 Years Ago
        In front of the A-Pillar, it's S7 for sure.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What Conor said.

      Don't know whether this will beat the speed record. On one hand, you'd think they'd have a pretty good idea of how it will perform. On the other, even if they don't really expect it to beat the SSC in top speed, any press is good press.

      It seems to have about half the power of the SSC (and Veyron). If it has half the drag, then it should be able to go about as fast.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Its so ugly i just pooped in my shoe...zonda gone through a deep fryer!!11!
      • 6 Years Ago
      F U G LY !!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is anyone else wondering how on a SUPERCAR they are only able to coax 650 horses out of a BLOWN 7.0 L GM V8. Assuming that is the LS1, that make 505 hp stock in the corvette, it seems like any hillbilly with a wrench could slap on a supercharger and get 150 extra ponies out of an engine. Maybe im not reading that right, but I would expect that number to be close to the 800 hp mark, when you consider all that can be done to an engine to coax extra HP out even before the supercharger is added. 7.0L is a huge motor.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Honestly, who cares? Another poorly styled, over powered and over priced single use car of dubious quality and with zero lineage or credibility. What is the point, and why don't people ever stop? How many pony-tailed acid wash jeans wearing takers with more money than sense will they find for this think? Does anyone ever make any money with these ventures?
        • 6 Years Ago
        You're right on but just imagine when some Indian or German or US or Chinese company buys this British "automaker". Man that thing will look like a real supercar in Mumbai!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Exactly. It looks like a Rossion Q1 to me, which is basically a Saleen on daizepam. I am, horribly unimpressed with this thing. Most people wouldn't even give this a second glance on the street. A Lamborghini, on the other hand, looks incredible and you likely wont ever use all 1500 hp. Whats the point? You could actuall LIVE with a lamborghini or the like.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm sorry but that name just sounds dumb. Who the heck names a supercar Keating?? Sounds like a guy who built something in a workshop and named it after his family. Look at names like Ferrari, Pagani or even stately sport cars like Bentley and Aston, all of which command respect. A supercar should have a sense of passion in everything and as far as I can see, this lacks the P word in everything, right from the design to the name itself.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I don't have any complaints against using family names. But Keating is almost as common a surname as Smith is out here. Imagine having an American supercar that's named Smith xxx.
        Established brands, eh? Pagani was an unknown entity at the start of this decade. But one look at their Zonda confirmed that the car had soul. Frankly speaking, this looks like a tuner-designed body kit on the top of another car rather than a good design. It may very well be a Veyron beater with 1500hp of fury but it sure doesn't look like a good "supercar". /rant
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well, Ferrari actually means Smith in Italian and it's a very common name.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Most car companies have "family" names. The reason you think of cool cars when you hear those you listed is because those brands are established. Keating is as good a start as any. What else would you suggest?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Doesn't the SSC Ultimate Aero TT hold the top speed record? Bugatti never officially held it anyway...
        • 6 Years Ago
        I agree, the ssc is the fastest!
        But for some reason Bugatti still clings to the title, although they probably cry themselves to sleep.
        I wonder what a stripped veyron would hit?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yes it does. Can't wait for them to get a crack at an actual test track for a real top speed run (like all the other manufacturers do). I do appreciate them for achieving the world record on a real road in real conditions. Shows that car really has balls.
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