Keating Supercars chooses Discovery Park District for US launch pad
April 24, 2018
Keating Supercars establish presence at Purdue’s Discovery Park District as part of a collaboration that will include Purdue’s Motorsports STEM program and a similar program emerging in Great Britain.
Move over IndyCar racers, you could soon be passed by the fastest U.S. street-legal cars, which Keating Supercars LLC will make at Purdue’s Discovery Park District as part of a collaboration that will include Purdue’s Motorsports STEM program and a similar automotive STEM program emerging in Great Britain.
Tony Keating, CEO of Keating Supercars, announced that his company will build the Viperia Berus, a coupe that can reach speeds of more than 230 mph, which are the speeds IndyCar racers hit during qualifying. Purdue students will play a major role in their production.
Keating plans to open a showroom in the Purdue Discovery Park District on the west side of the Purdue University campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony planned for the last week of May. Cars are expected to be available for sale in November and a local manufacturing location is being established.
“I take pride in this collaborative effort with Purdue University and I’m excited to be able to take advantage of the vibrant Discovery Park District,” Keating said. “As an organization, Keating Supercars have the courage and the capability to design and build cars for the American sportscar market, where high performance is a must.”
Keating Supercars plans to ramp up production to about 100 cars a year at Purdue that will sell for between $180,000 and $250,000. For each car sold, Keating Supercars will donate $30,000 to support automotive STEM-based education.
“We are delighted that Keating Supercars have chosen Purdue and the Discovery Park District to be its U.S. launch pad,” said Dan Hasler, the chief entrepreneurial officers for the Purdue Research Foundation.
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