/ 2,193 lbs
The Keating TKR is a product of Keating Supercars based in Manchester,
England. The TKR was first revealed in the spring of 2008, and
the company claimed to have a car which could take the Guinness
World Record for the fastest production car. At the time not
many took them seriously. But now, after a busy year of development
and testing, the company has set an unofficial speed record
of 260 mph. In September of 2010, when the conditions are right,
Anthony Keating and his team of 15 engineers and designers plan
on taking the car to the Bonneville Salt Flats in order to have
the car officially tested by the guys at Guinness to confirm
the top speed.
The 7.0 litre V8 produces up to 1,800 horsepower.
However not all Keating Supercars are created equal. The car
comes in two variants, the base model SKR and the top spec TKR.
The SKR is powered by a 6.0 litre V8 which, depending on the
state of tune develops between 400 and 500 horsepower. The TKR's
engine options range anywhere from 500 horsepower all the way
up to the 1,800 hp version. These extraordinary differences
in power output come courtesy of the induction methods. Lower
powered versions are naturally aspirated, mid range models are
supercharged, and the top spec engines are twin turbocharged.
The Keating SKR features a steel and fiberglass construction
technique. The higher performance TKR model features a lighter
construction method which uses a combination of a carbon
fiber chassis covered by carbon fiber bodywork.
All Keating Supercars, whether its the SKR or the TKR are handbuilt
specifically to the customers requirements and tastes. Due to
the fact the basic engine block comes from GM, in lower states
of tune the drivetrain service intervals are much longer than
in a comparable performance supercar.
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