Barabus TKR takes over as world's fastest car
The Bugatti Veyron may no longer be the world's fastest car.
Today — following a number of teasers and leaks — Barabus
officially unveiled the TKR: a new 1005 horsepower supercar
the automaker says is capable of doing zero to 60 mph in 1.67
seconds. What's more, the car reportedly has a top speed of
— nearly 20 more than the Veyron. Power comes from
a 6.0 liter V8 twin-turbocharged with dual intercoolers. The car
has a full carbon fibre body and chassis. Further details remain
sparse, but the automaker says it will sell the car for £360,000,
which should translate to around $500,000, using typical
automotive market conversion rates.
It's worth noting that Barabus sometimes refers to the car as
being able to hit 60 mph in "under 2 seconds," rather than the
stated 1.67. Even so, there is still some doubt among enthusiasts
if such a figure is even possible. Nonetheless, the car is on display
at the 2006 British International Motor Show, and we expect to
get more details in the near future. The TKR is said to have been
in development for the last 10 years. The car is to be made in Italy
and the power plant is built in the United Kingdom. Worldwide
volume is projected to be 300-400 cars over the estimated
three-year production run.