Thursday 1st May 2003
The all-New Bristol Fighter was revealed at the manufacturers’ Kensington Showrooms in London. The coupé body, which had gullwing doors, was designed by former Brabham Formula One engineer Max Boxstrom and gave the car a Cd of 0.28. Powered by a front-mounted V10 engine of 7,996 cc based on that of the Dodge Viper, but modified by Bristol to producd 525 bhp. The car has a six-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission, and was rear-wheel drive. It could achieve the 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) sprint in 4.0 seconds, and a claimed top speed of 210 mph (340 km/h) and the driver can be 6 ft 7 in (2.0 m) tall at maximum.