British manufacturer Keating Supercars has unveiled a prototype version of its new model, the Keating 'The Bolt'.
The Keating, which is a similar size to a McLaren P1, is powered by a 7.0-litre LS7 V8. The engine, sourced from General Motors, transmits its power to the rear wheels via a six-speed transaxle.
Standard output for that particular engine would be in the region of 505bhp and 470lb ft; Keating says its version produces around 640bhp. With a quoted kerb weight of 990kg (although Keating's engineers state a more realistic 1200kg), an 800bhp version of The Bolt is claimed to accelerate from 0-60mph in 2.0sec.
Other notable performance-orientated features include coilover suspension and large ventilated disc brakes all round. The Bolt is also claimed to use 'space-age' lightweight materials, with production versions reputedly featuring carbon/Kevlar panels and an aluminium space frame, while a flat undertray should help reduce drag.
The company, which is run by Dr Anthony Keating, has produced three previous models - the SKR, the TKR and the ZKR. The total number of Keatings built, since the first model was launched in 2006, is claimed to be in the region of 15 cars.