The U.K.'s Bristol Cars may not be on the tip of every wagging social media tongue these days, especially here in the U.S., but it has produced some remarkable cars over the years. Unfortunately, unless it finds an angel to keep it going, it may be going under.
Bristol has entered administration (the U.K. equivalent of bankruptcy) and is searching for an investor to provide the funds it needs to continue operations. Redundancies--layoffs--will begin immediately, but sales and service will continue for the time being.
Among Bristol's more memorable recent contributions to the world car scene is the Fighter, a Viper V-10-powered supercar good for 210 mph. In Fighter S trim, the retuned engine cranked out as much as 628 horsepower. A whopping 1,012 horsepower turbocharged Fighter T variant was introduced in 2006 and first delivered in 2007. The Fighter T was capable of up to 270 mph according to Bristol, but was electronically limited to "just" 225 mph.