All eyes on the Bristol Bullet

Luxury manufacturer Bristol Cars has unveiled its first new model in more than a decade.

The Bristol Bullet is a handmade two-seater built to celebrate the founding of the company 70 years ago.

The firm described it as “a sublime British sports car” that will cost “under £250,000” (€295,000).

Its top speed is 249km/h and it can accelerate from 0-100km/h in just 3.8 seconds.

Carbon-fibre composites are used for the body of the Bullet to give it strength and rigidity while minimising weight. It has a V8 Hercules engine manufactured by BMW.

A touchscreen is embedded in the dashboard and there is even a button to provide direct access to the manufacturer’s only showroom, in Kensington, west London.

The Bullet was developed under the codename Project Pinnacle after a prototype was discovered hidden under a dusty tarpaulin in a factory.

Julian Ramshaw, general manager of Bristol Cars, said: “The Bullet celebrates 70 years of design and innovation at Bristol Cars.

“This unique speedster sets the tone for the future of Bristol Cars — with a focus on luxury, performance and elegance.”


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