The New Bristol Bullet Gets BMW Engine . During Goodwood Festival of Speed, the British automaker revealed new Bristol Bullet V8 Supercar. This car is reported to be unique and different, and the automaker is using BMW technology to empower this car. This car is going to target specific buyers too. Here is the complete detail on the car.
Bristol Bullet Specifications
The exact fact on its powertrain is with the BMW engine. The new Bristol Bullet car is equipped with BMW built naturally aspirated 4.8 liters of V8 engine. There is no official information on the detailed specs, but this engine currently generates 370 hp of power output with 370 lb-ft of torque performance. BMW hasn’t informed how they tune the engine for this particular new Bristol car. This car is planned to be a reliable roadster with amazing power too. So, let’s hope BMW increases the performance to differentiate this car to other car using the same engine.
Exterior and Interior
#Update: Official photos at the bottom of this article.
The basic design is still about Bristol’s signature model with square-like body shape yet elegant curves like the old times. The most interesting fact about the body is this car is planned to get extra light body panels. They decide to replace every possible body parts with the carbon fiber composite material. It should offer super lights body weight, and it should affect the speed of the car too.
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The front grille seems to adapt great inspiration from Bristol Aeroplane Company engine. It also gets side profile and flowing wings known from Bristol’s modern touch on the auto vehicle. The displayed car during the event is a two-seater car with foldable roof top. It can be the production design, but we should know better later.
New Bristol Bullet Release Date and Price
This car is planned to be released soon. However, it is officially confirmed that the particular car will be produced starting from 2017. Most possibly, it should be available later in 2017 or 2018. However, Bristol will give us the official information on July 26. Stay tuned for the report on the official reveal including launching date and prices in London, United Kingdom.
#Update: July 29, 2016: Price is about $328,625 or around £250,000.
It seems like Bristol is getting back to business and they seem ready to enter the other side of the pool. The new roadster is going to be an excellent offer, but we can’t be sure of its market success yet. Let’s see how market responses on this new Bristol Bullet first.
#Update: July 29, 2016: Official Photos
|Engine||BMW 4.8-liter V8|
|Horsepower||275kW / 370 HP|
|Torque||490Nm / 370 lb-ft|
|0-62 mph||3.8 seconds|
|Top speed||250km/h / 155 mph|
|Dimensions||4200 mm L x 1860mm W x 1200 mm H|
|Kerb Weight||1,100 kg|
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