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New 1012-Horsepower Bristol Fighter T Released

New 1012-Horsepower Bristol Fighter T Released

Source: Bristol Cars | Published: November 8, 2006

During the short time the Bristol Fighter has been on the market owners tend to use them as everyday transport instead of a conventional car. They also love to use them for recreational or track day purposes. In spite of the Fighter and Fighter Sís very high performance, certain customers have asked Bristol Cars for more. Responding to their needs, they have created a very special Fighter variant which, as ever, remains a compact and enjoyable car to drive around town or as an exhilarating track car. Yet it takes two people and their luggage in great luxury and ease for trans continental travel.

The Fighter T (which will be an addition to the range) answers all these requirements without losing one iota of street level credentials. Its twin turbocharged and intercooled 8-liter V10 engine pumps out 1012 bhp (127 bhp per liter) at 5600 rpm and 1036 lb-ft of torque at 4500 rpm. All this power would be enough for a top speed of more than 270 mph, but Bristol Cars have decided to electronically limit the car to a more than sufficient 225 mph. 0 to 60 mph time is less than 3.5 seconds.

The Bristol Fighter T comes with a 6 speed manual gearbox with increased torque capacity and revised gear ratios.

Functional exterior styling additions and mechanical alterations were made to suit the extra performance. Drag factor has been reduced to 0.27 by a new rear wake diffuser. The structure is 30% stiffer in torsion. The engineers have also installed firmer springs and dampers and a stiffer front anti-roll bar.

The first deliveries of the Fighter T are expected in September 2007.

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