Small volume British supercar maker says the Berus will go from 0-60mph in 2.4sec

A new British supercar called the Keating Berus is due to be unveiled at the Top Marques Monaco show in April 2017.

Ahead of the car’s debut, Keating has released some bold performance figures, claiming that the fastest version of its Berus is capable of 0-60mph in 2.4sec and a top speed of more than 230mph.

Two versions of the Berus are said to be under development: a V8-engined one and a fully electric alternative. The combustion-engined car is said to produce more than 650bhp, and the electric model is claimed to have an output of up to 402bhp and 1054lb ft of torque.

The Berus follows the Bolt, which was first revealed three years ago with claims of a 340mph top speed. It left much of the motoring press unconvinced and never made production, but Keating has returned and says the Berus will be launched in April of next year.

Only renderings of the model have been released so far. Company founder Dr Anthony Keating said of the car's exterior: “The Berus's namesake is reflected in its design, including the lights which resemble those of a snake and the front which appears to display the snake's fangs.”

Keating says the Berus will be designed, engineered and built in Bolton, where the company has close links with its founder’s alma mater, the University of Bolton.

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27 July 2016
"The Berus follows the Bolt, which was first revealed three years ago with claims of a 340mph top speed. It left much of the motoring press unconvinced and never made production, but Keating has returned and says the Berus will be launched in April of next year."

On April Fools day no doubt.

27 July 2016
Good to have a gap in my snakey knowledge filled, I hadn't been aware before that they had lights. I think the two might well share a few rattles though...

27 July 2016
Dr Keating should have changed his name as no-one, who remembers the Bolt, is going to take this car seriously, let alone actually consider spending money on it.


27 July 2016
It seems that such companies have economic justification in a short term basis. Keating will make a batch of 20 cars 1 to 1.5 million pound each and then disappear. I hope I am very wrong.

27 July 2016
though I do comprehend the doubts it shall ever achieve production.

27 July 2016
Those acceleration and top speed figures nolonger possess any wow factor. Plus a generic sports car body that makes it look no more desirable than similar sports cars. Who would want to spend money on this car? Who services the car? How long are the parts made available? I just don't understand car production as a vanity project.

27 July 2016
Who is this Keating guy? Does anyone know what he's done in motoring previously and where he got what must be a huge stash?

27 July 2016
Keating Berus? What we need is a modern Gordon Keeble, if we are going for such names. Simple, stylish, superb.
  • If you want to know about a car, read a forum dedicated to it; that's a real 'long term test' . No manufacturer's warranty, no fleet managers servicing deals, no journalist's name to oil the wheels...

28 July 2016
If he's quick he might be able to snap up the old BHS shops as showrooms.

28 July 2016
My 8-year old daughter and my dog are both available if Keating need someone to trim the interior.

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