Bristol Fighter T

Bristol Fighter side Bristol Fighter front

8th November 2006, London - Responding to the needs of some exacting customers Bristol have created a very special Fighter variant which, as ever, remains a compact and enjoyable car to drive around town or as an exhilarating track car. Yet it takes two people and their luggage in great luxury and ease for trans continental travel. The Fighter T (which will be an addition to the range) answers these requirements without losing one iota of street level credentials.

The highlight of the car is a Twin turbocharged and intercooled 8 litre Viper V10 engine that produces 1012 bhp at 5600 rpm and 1036 lb.ft of torque at 4500 rpm. Bristol Cars have over a quarter of a century of turbocharging experience, for, in January 1980 they introduced UK's first turbocharged car - the Bristol Beaufighter. The all aluminium uses two ball bearing, water cooled turbochargers with intercooling, uprated engine internals, high flow cylinder heads with high lift camshaft, a high capacity cooling system and a free flow exhaust with side exits.

Functional exterior styling changes and mechanical alterations to suit the extra performance. Aditionally, a lightweight sports interior is fitted.

A potential maximum speed of more than 270 mph has been electronically limited to a more than sufficient 225 mph at 4500 rpm. 0 to 60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds.

Bristol Cars believe that there is no other car with such a remarkable range of abilities.

engine Viper, All Aluminum V10 w/Uprated Engine Internals
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Two Ball-Bearing, Water Cooled Turbochargers w/Intercoolers
valvetrain OHV, 2 valves per cylinder
fuel feed Fuel Injection
displacement 7994 cc / 487.8 cu in
compression 9.3:1
power 754.7 kw / 1012 bhp @ 5600 rpm
hp per litre 126.59 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 686.1 bhp per tonne
torque 1405 nm / 1036.3 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
body / frame Hand Formed Aluminum Body over Aluminum Chassis w/Steel Box Sections
front brakes Vented Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
f brake size 343 mm / 13.5 in
rear brakes Vented Discs w/4-Piston Calipers
r brake size 343 mm / 13.5 in
front wheels F 45.7 x 25.4 cm / 18 x 10 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 25.4 cm / 18 x 10 in
front tire size 285/40 x 18
rear tire size 285/40 x 18
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Coid Springs over Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Coid Springs over Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
weight 1475 kg / 3252 lbs
wheelbase 2750 mm / 108.3 in
front track 1470 mm / 57.9 in
rear track 1470 mm / 57.9 in
length 4420 mm / 174.0 in
width 1795 mm / 70.7 in
height 1345 mm / 53.0 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
top speed 362.1 kph / 225 mph
0 - 60 mph 3.4 seconds