2014 Keating The Bolt

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Back in 2009, Keating announced the TKR — a supercar that delivered a total of 1,800 horsepower and went up to an amazing top speed of 260.1 mph.This number is quite impressive, especially when you consider that the world speed record is currently held by the Bugatti Veyron , and stands at 257.87 mph (or 267.87 mph for the five Super Sport World Record Edition units).

Now it looks like the British manufacturer has bigger plans with a new supercar : The Bolt. Keating aims to hit a top speed of more than 340 mph, making the new "The Bolt" the fastest supercar in the world.

According to the first details we have on the car, this result will be possible, thanks to an innovative supercharger bolted to the engine. Keating reports that this special supercharger switches between normally aspirated and supercharged, depending on the demands of the engine. As a result, the engine’s output ranges from 1,000 to 2,500 horsepower, with fuel economy staying at an amazing 30 mpg.

However, a base The Bolt will be powered by a Chevrolet -sourced 7.0-liter, LS7 V-8 engine capable of delivering between 640 and 800 horsepower, depending on the version. This 800-horsepower variant is rumored to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just two seconds.

The record attempt will take place in the United States or in the Arab Emirates, in August or September next year and will use a heavily tuned version of the supercar. The Bolt will be priced between £150,000 ($240,000) and £750,000 ($1,200,000), depending on the engine specifications and the customer’s choices.

After The Bolt, Keating’s next project will be a front-engined touring car that will aim against Aston Martin models.

Click past the jump for a running tally of the various fastest cars throughout automotive history, ranging from the 12 mph Benz Velo to the 253 mph Veyron.

Source: Autocar
Year Make and model Top speed
1894Benz Velo12 mph
1949Jaguar XK120124.6 mph
1955Mercedes-Benz 300SL140 mph
1958Aston Martin DB4141 mph
1959Aston Martin DB4 GT152 mph
1963Iso Rivolta Grifo A3/L 327161 mph
1967Lamborghini Miura P400171 mph
1968Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona174 mph
1984Ferrari 288 GTO188 mph
1986Porsche 959195 mph
1987Ferrari F40202.687 mph
1991Bugatti EB110 GT209 mph
1992Jaguar XJ220213 mph
1993McLaren F1231 mph
April 19, 2005Bugatti Veyron 16.4253.81 mph
June 26, 2010Bugatti Veyron Super Sport257.87 mph

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