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  Arnolt Bristol Bolide Roadster
 

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Country of origin:United States
Produced from:1954 - 1961
Numbers built:142 (all versions)
Introduced at:1953 London Motor Show
Designed by:Franco Scaglione for Bertone
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:November 17, 2008
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Engine
Configuration Bristol / BMW BS1MK2 Straight 6
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Displacement 1,971 cc / 120.3 cu in
Bore / Stroke 66.0 mm (2.6 in) / 96.0 mm (3.8 in)
Compression 9.0:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed 3 Solex 32 BI Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 132 bhp / 98 KW @ 5,500 rpm
Torque 174 Nm / 128 ft lbs @ 5,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 67 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis steel body on ladder frame
Front suspension wishbones, semi-elliptic leaf springs, hydraulic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension rigid axle, torsion bars, semi-elliptic leaf springs, hydraulic shock absorbers
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 991 kilo / 2,185 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,242 mm (167 in) / 1,727 mm (68 in) / 1,117 mm (44 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,443 mm (96.2 in) / 1,318 mm (51.9 in) / 1,372 mm (54 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.13 bhp / kg
Top Speed 175 km/h (109 mph)
0-60 mph 8.6 s

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  Article Image gallery (17) 404/X/3075 Specifications