Bristol Cars to produce a new motor set to speed on to production lines

Bristol Cars to produce a new motor set to speed on to production lines

Iconic British manufacturer Bristol Cars is set to launch its first vehicle in more than a decade - and send it speeding on to the production line.

Described as a “sublime British sports car”, the exciting new Bristol Bullet will be launched next week.

The Bullet will be the automaker’s first car since the Fighter in 2003 and it will be a special 70th anniversary celebration model.

The new car has been shrouded in mystery. Codenamed Project Pinnacle, it was first announced at the 2014 Hampton Court Palace Concours d’Elegance.

The company only recently revealed the official Bullet name, which the car shares with a Bristol biplane used in air races in the 1920s.

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A heavily camouflaged concept car made an appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last month, but will be unveiled at the launch at the company’s Kensington High Street showroom in London on July 26.

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The car will be powered by a BMW V8 engine and has been described by its maker as “a reference to Bristol Cars' rich and exciting heritage, executed as a modern take on the best of British craftsmanship”.

The new model will be a two-seat, open-top sports car and will ditch the old aluminum construction of previous vehicles in favour of a carbon-fibre chassis.

In addition, the front grille and bonnet scoop are said to be inspired by a Bristol Aeroplane Company engine.

The launch is good news for Bristol Cars as the company entered administration in 2011 before it was bought by British research and engineering firm Frazer Nash.

As the firm specialises in hybrid vehicles, it was rumoured that the new Bullet could be an electric car.

But this is not the case, and the new cars will be built in Surrey and are expected to enter production at the start of 2017.

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