Quick, think about a fast car. Ok, now think about the Bugatti Veyron, and it’s 254 mph top speed. Now forget both of those “fast” cars, and look at this: the Keating Bolt, an 800 horsepower, 340 mph (that’s right, with a ‘3‘) monster of a machine.
When plans for the Bolt originally came out a few years back, Keating was aiming for the 300 MPH barrier. An impressive feat in itself. But when they officially unveiled their Bolt supercar yesterday, Keating told of an even more impressive number; 340. All this from the 800-hp engine.
Granted, that’s big talk for a brand that you’ve probably never even heard of. Following the SKR, TKR and ZKR (three cars you’ve also never heard of), the Bolt is said to be the automaker’s crowing achievement, and one that should put them in the records books for a long time coming.
The 7.0-liter LS7 V8 sits in the center of the car, and power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed transmission. With the top spec 800-hp variant (you can also opt for a tamer 640-hp Bolt), 60 mph is managed in a jaw-dropping two seconds flat.
Of course, we’re still a little wary on the project as Autocar pointed out during the reveal that the product still seemed far from finished. But if we’re to believe Keating and the Bolt does go into a limited production, price tag is set at a nice and hefty $1.2M (£750,000).