The British automobile manufacturer Bristol has unveiled the new sports car named Bullet.
The car is designed to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the brand.
It is a powerful beast on the road with the capability to render up to 370 horsepower. The hp is delivered by a 4.8-liter V8 engine mounted in it. The brand didn’t confirm an actual release date for the car but it is going to be availablesometime later this year. The special aspect of this model is that each car is hand built by the team of engineers.
Due to the time it takes, Bristol Bullet will be extremely limited in numbers. About 70 cars will be handmade with a price tag of £250,000. The manufacturing plant is located in Hampshire and Chichester. The cars cannot be purchased at every location in UK but will rather be limited to the dealership store located in Kensington.
Pre-orders for the Bristol Bullet has commenced already. Many buyers both from UK and regions around the globe have booked their cars. Only few numbers will probably be left when it hits the stores. The total weight of the Bullet is pegged at 1,100 kilograms. It includes the V8 engine. The total weight is surprisingly low considering the huge powertrain mounted in the super car.
The Bullet can zoom from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 3.8 seconds. The total top speed of the car is at 155 miles per hour. The gear and the engine used in the special edition model is designed and manufactured by BMW. AP Racing has supplied the brakes while multimatic coil over suspension is used over the aluminum chassis.
A variety of features are part of the Bristol Bullet super car including a large touchscreen display to control the infotainment system, Wifi connectivity, Bluetooth, easy way to connect your smartphone, digital radio and so on. The new 70th anniversary special edition model is inspired by a prototype version produced in the year 1966. It never found its way into the consumer lot but might do so now in a next generation model.
Bristol strongly believes that they can build a new buyer base and sell enough Bullet cars to make a revenue. Once they do so, the UK based automobile brand aims to use the revenue generated to make more cars and create a stronghold in the market. Will Bullet be the comeback vehicle for Bristol? We will know once it gets launched.