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New British sports car maker launches new supercar
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23 April 2008

This is the new Keating SKR supercar, which has been launched by the fledgling British sports car maker today - St George’s Day.

Early details reveal a familiar low-volume sports car recipe. For a start it’s got a Chevrolet V8 engine, developing 404bhp and 400lb ft torque at an entry-level state of tune. 

Keating will also offer a bored-out 500bhp version, along with supercharged 520 and 650bhp options. Each car will be built to suit individual customer requirements.

All models are rear-wheel drive and most will use a steel spaceframe chassis, although Keating says it plans track derivatives with twin-turbos and a lighter, carbonfibre chassis.

It’s claimed that these racing models, dubbed TKR, have achieved 1600bhp in dyno testing and will challenge for world speed records in the near future.

Meanwhile, the road-going SKR is a two-seater that drives through a five-speed manual gearbox and measured 4300mm long, 1800mm wide and 1100mm tall. The standard SKR with a steel spaceframe and naturally-aspirated engine weighs 1190kg.

Anthony Keating, who owns the brand, says he “hasn’t tried to build the most technologically advanced car in the world” but that “quality” and “reliability” are paramount. Prices for the SKR have not yet been announced. 

 

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TS7 21 June 2013

So, 5 years on who has heard

So, 5 years on who has heard of Keating Cars?

TegTypeR 2 September 2008

Re: First look: Keating supercar

julianphillips wrote:
You know it's impossible to register on your 'My Autocar' blog because the bit where you have to type the image into a text box, the image doesn't appear.

"My Autocar" seems to have been abandoned by its owners. I don't think it's been updated for ages! Wasn't even sure anyone looked at it any more. Don't really get a chance to blog that much any more, except when something interesting happens in my motoring life. Thanks for looking though.

julianphillips wrote:
Regarding Recaro seat wear - I once arranged for a dry cleaner in Surrey to fix it. They had an Italian tailor who managed to virtually invisibly repair a hole in the side bolsters of a mark2 Golf Gti using a dark cloth patch, some weird glue stuff that melted and disappeared and an industrial-looking iron. Was very cheap too. Think it was Swan laundrette...

Ta for that, may look them up. Got a quote the other day and nearly fell through the floor - £275! The guy had a good reputation, but it was a little more than I figured for just one bolster!!

julianphillips 2 September 2008

Re: First look: Keating supercar

Thanks. You know it's impossible to register on your 'My Autocar' blog because the bit where you have to type the image into a text box, the image doesn't appear. Regarding Recaro seat wear - I once arranged for a dry cleaner in Surrey to fix it. They had an Italian tailor who managed to virtually invisibly repair a hole in the side bolsters of a mark2 Golf Gti using a dark cloth patch, some weird glue stuff that melted and disappeared and an industrial-looking iron. Was very cheap too. Think it was Swan laundrette...

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