1012HP Gullwinged Bristol Fighter with Viper V10 powertrain – Video
Bristol is mostly known for its notorious levels of secrecy surrounding its cars, with its former boss Tony Crook taking the all the attention. Crook was running Bristol for nearly half a century in a rather unusual way; He was famous for not selling his vehicles to people he didn’t trust and hated passionately everyone in the automotive journalism circle.
The Bristol Fighter was the last Bristol made, and like other vehicles of the company, no one really knows how many of them were really made. With the V10 powertrain of a mighty Dodge Viper, Bristol claimed the one 1000hp figure (1012hp to be exact) from a turbocharged version of the Fighter in as early as 2006. The regular versions had the same amount of horsepower as the stock Viper. The company recently announced its return, using BMW’s engines.
The latest info coming from the owner of an exquisite blue example driven by XCAR’s Alex Goy which in the video says that only nine Fighters were hand built, making this gullwing oddity one of the rarest cars on earth.