Keating’s TKR Supercar hits top speed of 260.1 mph
Back in 2008, British sport carmaker Keating unveiled to the public their supercar tandem, the SKR and the TKR. Keating claimed that the more potent TKR can smash the land speed record set by a production car. Last year, it was held by the Veyron of Bugatti.
During the MPH Autoshow held at the Earls Court in the United Kingdom, Keating claims before a capacity crowd that the TKR was able to post a top speed of 260.1 mph or 418.59 kph. The round of testing took place last October at Salt Lake Flats in California.
The 1,800 horsepower 7.0L TKR was able to smash unofficially the land speed record during the first two rounds of testing on the tracks of Salt Lake Flats with at least 3.0 mph faster than the SSC Ultimate Aero TT which is the current record holder. The Keating supercar must prove once more that it can hit this lighting speed to ensure that it will be posted on the Guinness Book of World Records.
The TKR shares the same architecture with the less aggressive SKR. The chassis is basically designed from steel spaceframe with some carbon fiber. The V-8 powerplant under its hood was sourced from General Motors. The powerful engine is coupled with the Porsche transaxle 5-speed transmission which sends powers to the rear wheels.
Buyers can choose from two engine variants, a 6.0L or a 7.0L of the GM V-8 powertrain. It can be configured to be naturally aspirated, turbocharged or supercharged. Keating still accepts orders but the limited run for the TKR and SKR is expected to terminate at the end of 2009.