2004-2011 Bristol Fighter.

Unlike Jensen and AC, Bristol is definitely a lesser known British sports car company, known for more luxurious entries like the 603/Blenheim and 412. However, in the early 2000s, they went completely mental by bringing out this: the Fighter.


The Fighter was an FR supercar, powered by a Viper V10, mated to a 6-speed manual or 4-speed automatic (probably the only time the V10 was mated to an automatic outside of the Ram). It was definitely a far moreluxurious take on a Viper-type of car, with rich Conolly leather seating and those fabulous gullwing doors.


The standard Fighter produced a modest 525 hp, which was respectable for the time. However, a more powerful Fighter T version was planned with a turbocharger and a claimed 1012 horsepower. It was destined for production in the later 2000s, but never came to be.


Although it had a seven year production run, it is stated only 13 models were produced. Not all is lost, because Bristol currently makes a BMW-powered roadster called the Bullet, which I may revisit later.

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