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.