The fit and finished may be shoddy to say the least, but this car that look likes something for GTA V, taking styling cues from a number of other cars, might be the world fastest car in the not too distant future!
The Keating built ‘BOLT’, which is a similar size to a McLaren P1, is powered by a 7.0-litre V8. The engine, sourced from General Motors, transmits its power to the rear wheels via a six-speed transaxle gearbox. The car pictured ‘only’ produces around 640bhp. With a target kerb-weight of less than 1200kg the car should be very quick. But there is a more powerful car, an 800bhp version of The Bolt is claimed to accelerate from 0-60mph in 2.0sec!
These figures however, so not seem enough to conquer the mighty Bugatti Veyron’s record. The cars, which are hand built in a small workshop by a team of approximately three staff (possibly explaining the rough finish of the car), are specified by customers from the ground up. Keating offers a twin-turbocharged version, outputting 1000bhp-2500bhp, and a 750bhp supercharged model is also on offer. Customers can, if so inclined, choose their own engine. Yes that was 2500bhp you just read. That 340mph+ may not seem too ridiculous. Well it still does, Bugatti worked for years and years with a huge Volkswagen money pot to craft the Veyron and there were a number of limiting factor that stopped the Super Sport going any faster and, for the time being at least, we can’t really envisage this Bolton built 3-man-build to conquer that car let alone the 300mph mark!