Iconic British car brand Bristol has finally taken the wraps off its new Bullet roadster. Hand made in Chichester, the new Bullet draws it’s bold and confident design from decades of Bristol engineering innovation and heritage, with the wings, front grill and bonnet all visual clues to the company’s roots as an airplane manufacturer. As you would expect from Bristol there are hidden surprises too.
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. The interior of the Bullet is perfectly suited to the modern age with a multi-touch screen embedded into the dashboard providing digital radio, smartphone connectivity and both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections.
The dashboard panelling is offered in a classic wood, a modern herringbone carbon-fibre weave, or for ultimate refinement, a unique hand-laid unidirectional carbon-fibre weave. The sport seating is contoured over distances, and hand trimmed in the finest British hides.
The Buller has a powerful V8 ‘Hercules’ engine which can go from 0-63- 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, 13000hp radial engine, has been manufactured by BMW and finished by Bristol.
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