Manchester-based Keating Supercars has achieved the first step in its goal to take on the world’s finest supercars and become the fastest production car in the world.
During its first run at the Salt Lake Flats in California last month, the TKR hit a top speed of 260.1 mph – 3 mph more than the existing title holder, the Shelby Aero TT, and 7 mph faster than the official time recorded for the Bugatti Veyron. In accord with the rules laid down by Guinness Book of World Records, the recording breaking run must be repeated to make the record official.
The TKR is believed to be powered by a 7.0-litre Corvette-based engine that produces 1800 bhp.
Tony Keating, founder of Keating Supercars, said: “The Keating TKR realises our ambition to take on the world’s finest supercars and win. This car rivals them all for looks, handling, performance and exclusivity. And best of all, it’s British.”