Meet ‘The Bolt’ a young kid from Keating Supercars who hopes to take on the mightiest in the world and beat them to a pulp. The Bolt hopes to hit a top speed of 340 mph, very near 0.5 times the speed of sound. If that sounds super ambitious, that is because the current record for fastest production car is held by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport that hit 267.81 mph while commanding 1,184 horsepower.
The Bolt will be powered by a GM sourced 7.0-litre LS7 V8 engine, modified to produce 640 bhp, though Keating say they have an 800bhp version as well. The latter will take the car from a standing start to 60mph in two seconds flat. Keating have managed to reduce the overall weight of the car with a generous use of carbon fiber and kevlar riding on a lightweight aluminum frame.
Prices will be in the region of $1.2 million, and the cars will be built on order from the ground up on the specific needs of customers. Going back to the ambitious land speed record, well good luck to them, though we find it a bit far off idea.