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May 23, 2018

Keating Supercars to dedicate carmaker space at Purdue’s Discovery Park

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Keating Supercars LLC founder Anthony Keating will be on hand with Purdue University President Mitch Daniels when the British company opens a carmaker space for its Viperia Berus, the fastest street-legal car in the U.S, in the university’s Discovery Park District.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place 11 a.m. Thursday (May 24) at Purdue West, 1400 West State Street, on the west side of campus.Keating will soon begin production at Purdue of the Viperia Berus, which can reach speeds of more than 240 mph.

Keating’s current model of the supercar, the Bolt, will be on display at the event.

Keating Supercars plans to ramp up production of the Berus to about 100 cars a year at Purdue over the next 12 to 18 months. The cars will sell for between $180,000 and $250,000.

The cars being assembled at Purdue are part of a collaboration that will include establishing a STEM program at the University of Bolton in Great Britain similar to a multi-college effort led by James M. Caruthers, the Gerald and Sarah Skidmore Professor in Chemical Engineering at Purdue.

Keating Supercars will donate $30,000 for each car sold to support automotive STEM-based education.

In addition to Keating, Daniels and Caruthers, West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis will be available to speak with the media. Photos are welcome.

A related release is here.

Contact: Tom Coyne, 765-588-1044, 

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