• 2007 Barabus TKR

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World fastest supercar

Designed, engineered, certified and marketed by Barabus Sportscars Limited, TKR was conceived to combine more power than a Formula one racecar with the driving pleasure of a road car. Working with some of the world’s most respected and technologically advanced automotive suppliers, the TKR has put power and looks to the front of the motor industry.

  • 2007 Barabus TKR
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  • Engine:
    6 liter V8
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  • 0-60 time:
    1.67 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    270 mph
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Barabus Sportscars, a specialty engine and vehicle manufacturer has created the most powerful supercar. with the launch of the Barabus TKR. The TKR is designed to compete with the worlds fastest, quickest, best handling, most luxurious grand touring cars in the world, whilst providing a distinctly European driving experience for the fortunate few who will own one.

A true supercar, the TKR is capable of over 200 miles per hour. Zero-to-60 time is under two seconds. When designing the TKR, Barabus put drivability on a wide variety of road conditions high on the list of on the list of objectives. And, while the TKR would be at home on any racetrack, it is also a car that can be driven with pleasure on motorways, autobahns and back roads.

The car is to be made in Italy and the power plant is built in the United Kingdom. While the TKR is a true Italian supercar, the vehicle itself reflects a "best-in-practice" philosophy, where Barabus has incorporated superior components from around the globe in order to manufacture the best vehicle possible. The TKR utilizes ceramic brakes as well as numerous high technology pieces from companies located in Italy.

The Barabus TKR architecture begins with a full carbon fibre body and chassis. Suspension is fully independent unequal length "A" arms. The TKR chassis and suspension are straight from the race track; Adonis Alanagan was enlisted to assist with the design and building of the supercar and packaging of the TKR.

The TKR engine is designed and built by Barabus and incorporates modern racing motor technology and engineering. Based on a V8 all aluminium block re-engineered by Barabus, the twin turbo dual intercooler motor generates 1005 horsepower at 6800 rpm; redlining at 7500 rpm. Space age materials and engineering are used throughout:

  • A Barabus Electromech control system computer handles engine management.
  • The ignition system is integrated coil-on-plug.
  • A longitudinally mounted transaxle, with unique Barabus bell housing, transfers power to the wheels.

The gill-like ducting is fully functional, venting air into the engine. The autoclave carbon fibre body panels beautifully incorporate the advanced aerodynamics and including full underside air management, advanced front tray and side skirt designs.


Upholstery is covered with finest leathers and suedes. Accents are brushed aluminium or carbon fibre and painted body-colour highlights. Air conditioning, adjustable pedals.

The Barabus has a unique interior feature: the rear view "mirror". There is a small video camera mounted in the rear of the car, with the display is shown normally where the rear mirror is situated.

The Barabus TKR is for sale worldwide. Built in Colonella, Italy, the TKR will be sold through select Barabus certified dealers specializing in exotic automobiles. Worldwide volume is projected to be 300-400 cars over the estimated three-year production run.

The Barabus TKR is on sale at its introduction at the famed British Motorshow, with the first vehicles to be delivered to customers in four months. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is £360,000 (668000$).

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  (1) posted on 11.28.2012

@lollollol Apparently you dont know much about other cars. Look at Tanner Fousts Ford Fiesta doing 0-60 in 2 seconds with all wheel drive 600hp. tell me what you think is wrong with that statement? gonna make up some bull story now?

  (503) posted on 04.30.2012

This seems to attract a lot of women consumers! It has a very feminine appeal. The only masculine quality it possesses is its rather speedy performance.

  (1022) posted on 02.16.2010

@lollollol - well it’s not a drag car, also tkr has a different engine, it uses pistons and fuel but what you’re saying is a Rocket propelled engine. IMO brabus was rated as the fastest car in the world out performing the Bugatti.

  (567) posted on 01.19.2010

If you look carefully at their website in the engine tab, the engine displayed is a bank engine twin turbo setup without intercoolers. I recall you that bank is a american company that builds twin turbo setup for pushrod v8s . Didnt Barabus say it was going to be a English engine ?

  (1) posted on 07.14.2009

I’m tired of people saying you can do 0-60 in under two seconds. A top fuel dragster can keep traction with 8000 hp doing 0-60 in 0.8+ seconds. It depends if the car has the tires,suspension, and aerodynamics to keep them on the surface. It is not impossible but i truely doubt this car exists, let alone does that 0-60 time. considering that a 2300 lb "car(dragster)" that has 8000 hp only does 0.8... do the math similar weight 7000 less horse power. think they would only have less then a .8 second difference? LOL dont write articles if you are only copying info that you saw on other sites TopSpeed mmkay? Most sites tend to have videos of the car driving before they are this biased towards a ride.

  (2) posted on 02.19.2009

THIS CAR IS SO FAKE. First off Barabus doesnt even have its own website, the sites that come up have no record of this cars existance. AND from what i hear the car is italian, and i am not familiar with the language , but BARABUS does not sound italian.

  (45) posted on 06.23.2008

to be honest, i dont think this exist

  (1) posted on 05.25.2008

brabus.com is an awesome website

  (5990) posted on 03.31.2008

If this was a real car and could do 60mph in 1.57 secs, than why hasn’t any other car gotten even close to that? it is obvious that this is only a rumor. Barabus doen’t have a proper website.

  (5990) posted on 03.20.2008

1.67, that is the biggest lie ive ever heard, so what nearing .8 of a second than the Veyron (claimed)? they have got to be joking

  (5990) posted on 03.18.2008

I refrain my comment until I get some proof.

  (5990) posted on 03.18.2008

It’s all about power/weight ratio. Basically how much horsepower/torque each tire is making. The better that is, the quicker you can get off the line. That’s exacty why a sportbike, or even a highly modified go-kart can get off the line quicker than many supercars. I will have to see some videos of this thing in action to believe this claimed 0-60 time of 1.67 secs.

  (5990) posted on 03.18.2008


The c6 corvette can do 60 in 1st. gear.

  (5990) posted on 03.14.2008

Check out barabus’s website, its soo unprofessional looking

  (5990) posted on 03.11.2008

Bull this car doesnt even Exist... no videos available anywhere. Bull - just words.

  (5990) posted on 03.5.2008

its possible!!!!! a very light car with a very big engine! i havnt checked yet but its hp to lb is probably 2-1 and a ver big first gear. it has the areodynamics of a saleen s7, allowing it to drive upside down and still maintain road contact.

  (5990) posted on 02.29.2008

Care to prove me wrong?

  (5990) posted on 02.29.2008

What a crock of

  (5990) posted on 02.22.2008

Fellas! Please, we all know that it’s quite possible. It not only depends on conditions such as weather climent temps and the like, but chassis construction, weight, suspension setup, tires, gearing(rearend & Trans) and track conditions. Since the TKR’s Engine sits in over the rear tires, I would say with everything in play under ther right conditions that it’s very believable the TKR can hit 0-60 in 1.67 seconds.

  (5990) posted on 02.17.2008

just actually count to yourself- one one thousand- and this car is already at 60mph? i doubt it

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