It’s almost unbelievable: On Friday, Barabus announced the imminent release of their Barabus TKR, a brand new supercar that is set to annihilate the Bugatti Veyron’s current status as world’s fastest supercar.
Packing 1005 horsepower (the Veyron manages only a measly 1001hp), Brabus says its TKR will accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 1.67 seconds, which has left many enthusiasts asking whether that is even possible. The car has an adrenaline-pumping and absolutely ludicrous top speed of 432km/h (or 270mph) – almost 32km/h faster than the Veyron. All this power is made possible by a 6 litre twin-turbocharged V8 with dual intercoolers, all of which is wrapped in a complete carbon fibre body and chassis.
Developed during the last ten years, the TKR is to be made in Italy although its engine is built in Britain. If you’d like to buy a TKR, you had better get into the queue and start saving. Only 300 to 400 will be manufactured over its three year production period, and each car will retail at a heart-attack inducing $500 000 (R3.5 million)!
If you happen to be in the U.K. later this year, you can check out the 2006 British International Motor Show, where the TKR will be on display.