What Do You Think Of The Bristol Bullet?
Photography courtesy of Bristol Cars
To attract the attention of an enthusiast willing to spend hard-earned money on a high-end car can’t be easy: there’s simply so much choice. From factory-built hot rods to completely insane supercars, the battle to build a sophisticated, engaging driver’s machine has never been hotter. Now Bristol Cars, the 70-year-old UK manufacturer you hear about very little in the U.S. has launched one of its own, called Bullet.
It’s almost unfathomable to note how long Bristol Cars has been crafting and restoring its largely aircraft-inspired and often BMW-powered range, but the Bullet is its first new car since 2011 and is the company’s first to incorporate the combination of a carbon fibre chassis and a 4.8-litre BMW V8 with upwards of 400 horsepower.
The company says it’ll be the last normally aspirated car to come from Bristol, so it’s probably a positive that the Bullet is a roadster—all the better to hear that glorious V8 howl. Inside, it’s as technologically advanced as you’d expect from a handmade exotic car, with a touchscreen interface front row, centre; few other switches or gauges are used inside—this is a bespoke, hand-trimmed interior, after all.
As far as looks go, to my eyes it’s like the 2004 Ford Shelby Cobra Concept was finally put into production, albeit with more intricate styling details and a set of tailfins. What do you think about the Bristol Bullet?