Bristol Cars - Bullet Price: POA
Last Updated On: 21/10/2016
The Bristol Bullet is the first new model from the company for over a decade and was launched in 2016 on the anniversary of the founding of Bristol Cars Limited and celebrates 70 years of sophisticated luxury motoring. Hand-made in Chichester, the new Bullet is an elegant and refined speedster which draws on the best of British innovation, engineering and heritage. Bristol Cars will manufacture 70 Bullets to mark the anniversary of this iconic British marque – whose legacy stretches back over 100 years to the city of Bristol. Its bold and confident design draws on decades of heritage, with the wings, front grill and bonnet all visual clues to the company’s roots as an aeroplane manufacturer. The name Bullet was first used on the aero company's biplane racing aircaft from nearly 100 years ago.
Much like the newest aircraft, the body of the Bullet is manufactured from bespoke carbon fibre composites to achieve high strength, rigidity and a low weight of just 1100kg. The Bullet has a powerful V8 ‘Hercules’ engine which can go from 0-62 mph in 3.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 155 mph. The 4.8 litre power plant, named after the legendary Bristol Hercules 14-cylinder, 1300hp radial engine, has been manufactured by BMW and finished by Bristol.
The interior of the Bullet is perfectly suited to the modern age – with a luxury interior and the latest communications technology. The sports seating is contoured for support and comfort over long distances, and hand trimmed in the finest British hides. The dashboard panelling is offered in a classic wood; a modern herringbone carbonfibre weave; or for ultimate refinement, a unique hand-laid unidirectional carbon-fibre weave. A multi-touch screen embedded into the dashboard provides digital radio, smartphone connectivity and both Bluetooth and WiFi connections.
In addition, audio playback over WiFi permits a supremely high quality audio experience. Screen-mirroring from supported smartphone devices allows the use of preferred navigation applications and playback of streaming audio. It even has a button providing direct access to the Bristol showroom in Kensington, London!