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.