Keating Supercars, based in Bolton, are one of our region's business success stories - they make rather fast cars for those who can afford them.
Now there's not much scope for getting your foot down on UK roads.
But next month Keatings' latest car - appropriately named the Bolt - will be heading to Dubai in the hope of breaking the world land speed record.
Tim Scott reports:-
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Business Secretary Greg Clark said talks with Peugeot's boss over a potential Vauxhall takeover were both "constructive and reassuring".
He served in Margaret Thatcher's Cabinet as Home Secretary in 1989 and was also a former Governor of Bermuda.
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