Bristol Bullet Brings Retro Aeronautic Styling In A Sporty Open-Top Exotic

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British cars have always had a certain character to them (no, that pedal-powered police car doesn't count) – one you don’t easily find in automobiles designed elsewhere in the world. That character abounds in the Bristol Bullet, which fully embraces the elegant, semi-retro, and almost-snobby aesthetic we’ve come to expect from British exotics.

That’s right, boutique automaker Bristol Cars just took the wraps off their first new model since 2003. And it’s a beauty of an open-top car, with its long, flowing lines, vintage-style fascia, and prominent tail fins cutting quite the striking sight, whether it’s parked in a mansion’s garage or cruising gently down the open road.

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The Bristol Bullet houses a naturally-aspirated BMW 4.8-liter V8 engine, putting out 370 horsepower and 370 pound-feet of torque, which gives it enough power to go from standstill to 60 in 3.8 seconds, along with a top speed of 155 mph. To help cut down on the weight, the body is built from a bespoke carbon fiber composite that also gives the car greater strength and higher rigidity.

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Inside, the darn thing looks straight out of the last century with its distinct lack of buttons and knobs, although the old-school instrument cluster does get joined by a touchscreen at the center of the dash, complete with both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. Features include a curb weight of 2,245 pounds, contoured sports seating with leather trims, and three options in dashboard paneling (one wood and two carbon fiber weaves).

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No official word on pricing, but the Bristol Bullet is expected to retail at under £250,000.

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