We never claimed it was beautiful when we first showed you the “batshit-mad,” Viper-powered Bristol Fighter T in 2006. Using twin-turbos and twin intercoolers attached to the 8.0-liter V10, the Bristol makes an astonishing 1,012 bhp and 1,036 lb.-ft of torque at 4500 rpm. The Bristol uses this power to reach 60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds and an estimated top speed of 270 mph, though it’s limited to a more than exhilarating 225 mph. The chassis is 30% stiffer than its predecessor, the Fighter S, by fitting it with stiffer springs and antiroll bars, a lowered suspension and 19” aluminum wheels.
Bristol Cars was initiated in 1945, when the Bristol Aeroplane Company began working with AFN Ltd, the makers of Frazer Nash cars, on a joint automotive manufacturing venture. Bristol Cars claims that it is currently the only wholly-British owned luxury car builder which makes us wonder if we’d really trust this car at 200+ mph speeds. This may possibly explain our inability to locate a driving video of the car, but we do have a neat image of all the aerodynamic design elements of the Fighter T below.
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[via Bristol Cars]