World’s fastest car record to be attempted in the UAE

Will the Keating Bolt be the world’s fastest car?

He’s already designed three extravagant supercars but the UK’s Anthony Keating is confident his latest innovation will reach top speeds of 547kph and get from zero to 100 in just two seconds. And he wants to prove it in the UAE.

The record for the world’s fastest road car record is currently held by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which can reach 431kph. But the prototype of Keating’s Bolt will attempt to break world record at Ras Al Khaimah later this year.

With  the UAE being home to many supercar aficionados, the founder of Keating Supercars is hoping that the world record attempt would attract plenty of attention. The Bolt has already caught the interest of motor manufacturers and is hoped to go on sale early next year for $1.2m.

Powered by a 7.0-litre LS7 V8 engine the car can bolster 750BHP and will attempt to break the 480kph barrier.

The British supercars company claims that The Bolt uses an extensive amount of space-age and lightweight materials in its construction to reduce the power-to-weight ratio in support of increasing the car's performance figures.

Power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed transmission and the car will use carbon and Kevlar panels to reduce its total weight.

At full power, The Bolt can burn its way through a full tank of petrol in nine minutes.

Keating Supercars has purposely designed The Bolt to outperform supercar competition and future versions are intended to be entered into GT and Le Mans racing.

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Posted by: NC Miller

Bonner Denton hit 310 mph in a highly modified 1959 Berkley at Bonneville. He required 2500 horsepower. Look it up. These guys have no idea what they are talking about. Someone needs to do their homework before publishing this propaganda. 750 hp will NEVER break 300 mph. A Corvette engine will not command a $1M+ price tag either.

Posted by: Frank Lee

It's not just tyres: the aerodynamic brick wall they hit at speeds over 400 km/h is considerable, and the horsepower required to overcome this is enormous.

This car will not hit 500 km/h. I'll be surprised if it comes anywhere close to matching the Veyron.

Posted by: leo50

no surprise here then. Have seen cars practicing for this event every day on Sheikh Zayed Road for the past 30 years!

Posted by: John Doe

And what about the tyres?

The biggest issue with the Veyron is that the tyres start to disintegrate at such high speed. Carbon and kevlar panels are not going to do Keating much good if the car ends up riding on its rims...

Posted by: azzer

Actually by weighing less with carbon and kevlar panels, the tyres will be under less strain. Plus I am pretty sure they have thought about this already!

Posted by: Mohammed

I second John Doe's comment.

Tyres are major issues. One article mentioned that a complete 4 set tyres for the Veyron would cost you $40,000.

Breaking speed records in "salt lake", they don't use rubber tyres, they use a composites of steel and other materials !

Yet, it will be interesting to see this speed attempt.

With our wishes for him to succeed safely..

Posted by: samer

Yup, a 547 KmH road car with 100 KmH speed limits... Makes perfect sense...

Posted by: pirelli

'sense'... its not about sense. next ?

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