Keating Supercars has unveiled their new Bolt prototype in the United Kingdom. It will reportedly accelerate from 0-60 mph in two seconds.
Keating Supercars has unveiled their new Bolt prototype in the United Kingdom.
Designed to preview an upcoming production model, the prototype has a slightly generic design with traditional supercar styling cues.
Despite this, the production model is slated to have a carbon/Kevlar body and an aluminum space frame. This will reportedly enable the Bolt to have a curb weight of 990-1200 kg (2182-2645 lbs).
Motivation will be provided by a GM-sourced 7.0-liter LS7 V8 engine that produces approximately 640 bhp (477 kW). The company also says there will be an 800 bhp (596 kW) variant that will accelerate from 0-60 mph in an unbelievable two seconds. Should that fail to impress you, Keating plans to set a world speed record for a production car by using a twin-turbo variant that can exceed 340 mph (547 km/h).
Everything sounds rather remarkable, but Autocar's Lewis Kingston was quick to point out that the Bolt prototype was "finished to a very poor standard and even simple elements - like the paint job - haven't been attended to in any great detail." Among the defects he noticed was a poorly fitting body, "shoddy" weather sealing and a mirror that actually fell off. He also noted that the specifications seemed to change depending on who he asked.
If that hasn't thrown up enough red flags, prepare to shell out approximately £750,000 ($1,204,650 / €889,510) for the 800 bhp (596 kW) variant.