Bristol Cars

  • Bristol Bullet

    There’s been a lot of interest in recent years surrounding the return of TVR, but it isn’t the only niche British sports car marque making a comeback. Another is Bristol Cars, the maker of the Viper V-10-powered Fighter which sadly bowed out of the market in 2011. Bristol today unveiled a new model, its first since being rescued from insolvency by new owners five years ago. It’s a hand-built, retro-styled speedster called the Bullet, and it comes with a BMW V-8 good for 370 horsepower. That might not sound like much for a V-8 these days, but note that the Bullet only weighs...

  • Teaser for Bristol Project Pinnacle sports car
    BMW-powered Bristol Project Pinnacle sports car coming soon

    There’s been a lot of interest in recent years surrounding the return of TVR, but that's not the only niche British sports car marque making a comeback. Another is Bristol Cars, the maker of the Viper V-10-powered Fighter which sadly bowed out of the market in 2011. Bristol is currently...

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    New Bristol Sports Car To Feature BMW Power

    Revived British sports car company Bristol Cars has chosen to equip its new model with a BMW powerplant. The car Bristol first announced late last year and referred to as “Project Pinnacle” is set to launch sometime this year. Bristol only built a handful of cars during the 2000s which...

  • Teaser for Bristol Project Pinnacle sports car
    Bristol Cars confirms 2 new models

    If you’re outside the U.K., you’ve probably never heard of Bristol Cars, the company that once turned out a Viper V-10-powered grand tourer known as the Fighter. Bristol began as an aircraft manufacturer but in 1945 diversified into car production. However, right up until its demise in...

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    Britain’s Bristol Cars To Finally Unveil Electric Supercar: Report

    Back in 2011, we heard that historic British automaker Bristol Cars was working on an electric supercar capable of reaching speeds close to 200 mph. The fact that the company had declared itself insolvent only a few months prior to the supercar rumors left us with some major doubts, however. Fast...

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    Bristol Cars Working On 200 MPH Electric Supercar?

    Bristol Cars, the U.K.'s perennial low-volume, low-profitability carmaker may be delving into somewhat uncharted waters: construction of a 200-mph electric supercar. But will anyone care? If it's truly a supercar, in terms of looks, luxury, and handling in addition to outright speed, very likely...

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    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...

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    Bristol Fighter Gets Twin-Turbo V-10

    Bristol Cars is a manufacturer of hand-built luxury cars based in Filton, near Bristol in the U.K. Their annual output is less than 150 cars per year, but the company has made some fiery models in its past, which includes its Fighter supercar. First released back in 2004, the Fighter is powered by...

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