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A Carbon Fiber Bullet in the Bristol Gun

In the scorching heat of midsummer, British automakers get to pull out of their hat again. One of the iconic names in the history of car making – it comes to Bristol – is going to conquer mew heights with an all-new speedster. The retro-looking production version of the Bristol’s concept car, codenamed the Project Pinnacle, is expected to be revealed in a little while, this July. And now Bristol has apparently announced the proud name the forthcoming British gimmick will boast – Bristol Bullet we will call it.

Just several weeks ago, the production version was first seen at the Goodwood Fest of Speed. Despite its all-camouflage coat, it may be noted that the lightweight model boasts carbon-fiber chassis and is made from composite materials to decrease its weight. The previous Bristol model, the Fighter, boasted aluminum details mostly so carbon fiber is a decided step forward. The exterior details including a bonnet intake along with the front grille and wings would appear to be borrowed from older Bristol models. The Bristol’s specifications and final equipment have not yet been revealed; however, the sports car is equipped with a 4.8-litre V8 non-turbo (the carmaker claimed it to be the last such engine in a series) by BMW, naturally aspirated.