Bristol is back with new owners and while it might not be a make you are familiar with, it’s first new car in over a decade is a real looker. The ride is called the Bristol Bullet and it was inspired by an old speedster that the new owners found tucked away under a tarp in the factory. The car will be hand built in Chichester and has keeps weight down by using carbon fiber composite body panels.
The result is a curb weight of about 1100kg. The car gets power from a BMW sourced 4.8L V8 with no turbos or supercharging. That NA V8 makes 370hp and 370 lb-ft of torque. Power goes to the wheels via a 6-speed manual or an automatic transmission that also comes from BMW. The car will reach 62mph in 2.8 seconds and hit 155mph.
Top Gear says that the sexy roadster will sell for a bit under £250,000. “This unique speedster sets the tone for the future of Bristol Cars – with a focus on luxury, performance and elegance,” says General Manager Julian Ramshaw. “The discovery of the prototype at the factory provided us with the perfect way to celebrate this incredible marque’s 70th anniversary.”
via Top GearFiled Under: Auto News