Tiny English supercar constructor Keating Supercars will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2017 by launching the 230-MPH, V8-powered Berus supercar at the Monaco Top Marques car show in April, according to an announcement posted by the University of Bolton.
Founder Anthony Keating is a Bolton graduate, and the company partners with the school's Center for Advanced Performance Engineering.
Zero to 60 mph acceleration of the V8 version is forecast to take 2.4 seconds, and environmentally-conscious sports car enthusiasts will be able to opt for a battery electric version rated at 402 horsepower and an amazing 1,054 lb.-ft. of torque.
Keating got the car's name from Vipera Berus, a venomous snake. "The Berus's namesake is reflected in its design," explained Keating, "including the lights which resemble [the eyes] of a snake and the front, which appears to display the snake's fangs."
In addition to computer renderings of the planned car, Keating has shown a half-scale model. Further information will have to wait until the car's unveiling in Monaco, which sounds like just another great reason to visit.