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The Bristol Fighter is a sports car produced by Bristol Cars in small numbers from 2004 until the company suspended manufacturing in 2011. It is generally classed as a supercar.[2][3]

The coupé body, which features gullwing doors, was designed by former Brabham Formula One engineer Max Boxstrom [4] and gives the car a Cd of 0.28.[5]

The car uses a front-mounted 7,996 cc (487.9 cu in) V10 engine, based on the engine in the Dodge Viper and the Dodge Ram SRT-10 pick up (it was originally based on the Chrysler LA engine), but modified by Bristol to produce 525 bhp (391 kW; 532 PS) at 5,600 rpm and 525 lb⋅ft (712 N⋅m) of torque at 4,200 rpm. This is in keeping with Bristol's use of Chrysler engines since 1961. In the more powerful Fighter S, the engine is tuned to produce 628 hp (660 hp at high speed using the ram air effect). The car's weight is 1,600 kg (3,527 lb).[1]

The car has a six-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission, and is rear-wheel drive. It can achieve the 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) sprint in 4.0 seconds (claimed), and enjoys a power-to-weight ratio of 267.8 kW/t (359.1 bhp/t). The car has 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.

Although sketches and models had been publicized some time before, a complete car was first shown to the press in May 2003. The first drive by a car magazine appears to be that in the April 2005 issue of Evo magazine.

Only 13 Bristol Fighters were manufactured, out of the 19 bodies which were made

External Links

Bristol Fighter: The Coolest Car You've Never Heard Of - XCAR
Bristol Fighter - 210mph British V10 supercar
Only 9 Built: Bristol Fighter
The Design & Development of the Bristol Fighter. A lecture by Toby Silverton
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