Keating Supercars unveiled Bolt prototype in the UK

Article by Anita Panait, on September 26, 2013

Keating Supercars has unveiled its new Bolt prototype in the United Kingdom, providing a glimpse of the upcoming production model. The Bolt prototype dons a slightly generic design laden with traditional supercar styling cues. The production model is set to don carbon/Kevlar body as well as an aluminum space frame, allowing the Bolt to achieve a curb weight of 990-1200 kg (2182-2645 lbs).

The Bolt production version will be powered by GM-sourced 7.0-liter LS7 V8 engine that provides up to 640 bhp (477 kW) of output. Keating Supercars will also offer a variant that provides 800 bhp (596 kW) of output, propelling the Bolt from zero to 60 mph in just two seconds.

Keating Supercars is also aiming to set a world speed record for a production car by using a twin-turbo Bolt variant that can surpass speeds of 340 mph (547 km/h).

While the Bolt sounds ideal, Lewis Kingston of Autocar pointed out that the supercar prototype was "finished to a very poor standard and even simple elements - like the paint job - haven't been attended to in any great detail."

He remarked that the Bolt prototype has a poorly fitting body, "shoddy" weather sealing and a mirror that actually fell off. He added that specifications for the Bolt seemed to change depending on who he asked. [Photos source: Facebook]

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