1012 bhp Bristol Fighter-T Runs on Michelin Tyres
Kensington-based luxury carmaker, Bristol, has announced that it has produced a record braking variation of its Bristol Fighter model. Seen as something of a Bugatti (Veyron) beater, the Fighter T’s twin turbocharged and intercooled 8-litre V10 engine is capable of producing 1012 bhp and a top speed of 270 mph, which has been electronically limited to 225 mph.
Bristol Cars’ chairman, Toby Silverton, told Tyres & Accessories that all 20 Fighters planned for this production run will ride on Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tyres. The four-wheeled powerhouse will run on size 295/30 R19 at the front and 325/25 R20 on the rear. These will be mounted on five-spoke 19 and 20-inch aluminium alloy lightweight wheels custom made in the US.
A snip at £351,000, Silverstone reports that the car is selling faster than anyone expected and the company had received 5 firm orders in the week after the car’s details were unveiled.
Bristol Cars have over a quarter of a century of turbocharging experience. In January 1980 they introduced UK’s first turbocharged car – the Bristol Beaufighter.