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Old 06-16-2005, 08:16 AM
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Bristol Fighter 2004-2011

As probably the fastest front engined road car ever made the BRISTOL FIGHTER has already carved out a special niche in the Supercar world.

The fact that it avoids the current fashion for being too wide, too heavy, and too complicated is a source of delight to owners.

It is therefore with the greatest pleasure that we announce two new variants of the exclusive two seater that offer even greater performance and agility.

The 628/660* bhp ‘S’ variant (already announced last year) goes into production shortly. A full specification is included in this release.

The fact that the ‘S’ offers no major external clues as to its devastating extra performance will delight those who desire the ultimate in discretion.

FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FIGHTER’S INBUILT AGILITY AND BALANCE we now offer the ‘R’ (road holding) package.

The ‘R’ is immediately recognisable by the new 5-spoke alloy wheels.

The ‘R’ has 285/35 R 19 tyres at the front and 305/35 R 19 at the rear to improve responsiveness, ultimate traction and road holding. Adjustable spring bases lower the ride height by 10 mm, and special lightweight competition type springs are stiffer in rate, firmer anti-roll bars and revalved Bilstein dampers snub excess body movement.

Changes to caster and camber sharpen steering feel and front tyre adhesion.

To provide room for wider rear wheels and tyres the dual 3" exhaust system is rerouted to emerge from the sills ahead of the rear wheels, providing an additional benefit in horsepower and reduced weight.

Customers who value ultimate performance with a small sacrifice in practicality may order the ‘C’ (competition) package, which can immediately be recognised by its lower stance (15 mm lower than standard) and its exposed competition style fuel fillers. Aerodynamic enhancements include fairings ahead of the front wheels and a vertical ‘fence’ at the rear of the car. Which further reduces the wake area behind the car and increases the rear down force. These changes lower the co-efficient of drag to 0.255 (the lowest of any production car), further improves acceleration and top speed, enhance handling balance and stability at very high speeds.

*Horsepower increases at high speed due to aerodynamic overpressure within the air intake system.

Technical Specifications – Fighter ‘S’

• Max power 628/660* bhp @ 5900 rpm Max torque, 580 lb.ft at 3900 rpm
• Ported inlet manifold
• Compression ratio increased to 10:1 (from 9.4:1)
• CNC modified high flow cylinder heads
• Larger stainless steel lightweight intake and exhaust valves
• Lightweight rockers with 1.7:1 ratio. (Was 1.6:1)
• Lighter extended rpm tappets and valve springs
• High lift asymmetric grind camshaft
• Modified fuel and ignition curves
• Revised exhaust manifolds and high-now catalysts
• Vehicle base price £218,000 + VAT

‘R’ Package - Optional on standard Fighter and Fighter ‘S’

• Bristol 5-spoke wheels with forged centres and spun rims for best strength / lowest weight
• 10x19" wheels front and 11x19" wheels rear (previously 10x18")
• Tyres upgraded from Pirelli P Zero to P Zero Rosso sizes 285/35x19 front, 305/35x19 rear (was 285/40x18)
• Ride height lowered by 10 mm front and rear using adjustable lightweight spring seats
• Lightweight race type springs. Rates increased by 30% to 325 lb.in rate front and rear (was 250 lb.in)
• Uprated roll stiffness front and rear. Front increased by 35% and rear by 32%
• Uprated Bilstein dampers to suit
• Steering caster increased by 42% to 5.1 degrees (was 3.6 degrees)
• Modified camber and bump steer settings at front to maximise grip and stability.
• Revised exhaust system with outlets at rear of door sills

Additional price for the above package £16,125 + VAT

‘C’ Package. Optional on standard Fighter and Fighter ‘S’

• Twin brushed alloy competition type fuel fillers on rear wings
• Ride height lowered by 15 mm front and rear
• Lightweight race type springs. Rates increased by 40%
• Uprated adjustable anti-roll bars. Rate increased by 60% front and 54% rear
• Aerodynamic 'fence' incorporated at upper rear of body
• Aerodynamic fairings and under panel ahead of front wheels

Additional price for above package, £16,800 + VAT
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Old 06-16-2005, 11:25 AM
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any more pix? can't make up my mind with just that one
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Old 06-16-2005, 11:30 AM
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any more pix? can't make up my mind with just that one
Im afraid that there arent any more, sorry
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Old 06-16-2005, 11:39 AM
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Old 06-16-2005, 11:52 AM
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Thats not the S version
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Old 06-16-2005, 11:54 AM
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I love Bristols but I prefer the Blenheim.
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Old 06-16-2005, 02:48 PM
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"*Horsepower increases at high speed due to aerodynamic overpressure within the air intake system."

wow man, that is the craziest thing i've ever heard till now. I mean although it does make sense and all, but still you get more power from just going faster.
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Old 03-07-2006, 11:19 AM
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These pics show base version, not the "S". There is no need for separate thread about base version IMO, so I'll just post them here.
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Old 03-07-2006, 11:25 AM
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brilliant car imo, too bad there's nearly no chance to get in touch with the company
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Old 03-07-2006, 11:44 AM
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Theres a showroom next to olimpia station they have the blenheim and the fighter and the fight er looks like one mean mofo, those doors are uber cool

and on top of all of that its a british car company

i have to say though i don't know if all of these parts of the car warrant having such a price tag:P......
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Old 11-07-2006, 12:11 PM
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Bristol Fighter T

NEW FIGHTER T TO BE ADDED TO FIGHTER AND FIGHTER S RANGE

· Twin turbocharged and intercooled 8 litre V10 engine

· 1012 bhp at 5600 rpm

· 1036 lb.ft of torque at 4500 rpm

· Bristol Cars have over a quarter of a century of turbocharging experience, for, in January 1980 they introduced UK’s first turbocharged car – the Bristol Beaufighter

· Functional exterior styling changes and mechanical alterations to suit the extra performance

· Lightweight sports interior

· First deliveries of Fighter T expected September 2007

· During the short time the Bristol Fighter has been on the market we have noted that owners tend to use the cars 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 S’s very high performance, to our surprise we have sometimes been asked for more.

· The Fighter T (which will be an addition to the range) answers these requirements without losing one iota of street level credentials.

· At 3500 rpm the standard Fighter produces an impressive 525 lb.ft of torque. The Fighter T delivers more than 900 lb.ft at the same rpm, and continues to do so all the way up to the rev limit of 6000 rpm.

· Drag factor reduced to 0.27 by a new rear wake diffuser.

· A potential maximum speed of more than 270 mph has been electronically limited to a more than sufficient 225 mph at 4500 rpm.

· 0 to 60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds.

· Responding to the needs of some exacting customers we 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.

· Bristol Cars believe that there is no other car with such a remarkable range of abilities.

BRIEF SPECIFICATIONS OF BRISTOL FIGHTER T


Engine:

All aluminium 8 litre V10. 9.3:1 compression ratio. Two ball bearing water cooled turbochargers with intercooling, uprated engine internals. High flow cylinder heads with high lift camshaft. High capacity cooling system and catalysts. Free flow exhaust with side of car exits. Output 127 bhp per litre. 1012 bhp at 5600 rpm. 1036 lb.ft of torque at 4500 rpm.

Transmission:

6 speed manual gearbox with increased torque capacity. Revised gear ratios to suit torque characteristics. 60 mph in first gear. 49.8 mph at 1000 rpm in 6th gear.

Chassis:

Structure 30% stiffer in torsion. Firmer springs. 10 mm lower ride height. 25% stiffer front anti-roll bar. Firmer sports dampers. Revised wishbone geometry front and rear. 40% increased castor. Ball jointed rear torque bushings. 285 x 19 inch front tyres. 335 x 19 inch rear tyres. 5 spoke 19 inch aluminium alloy lightweight wheels.

Exterior:

Radiused intake grille. Side exit exhaust pipes. Polished stainless steel outlets. Rear wake diffuser.

Interior:

Engine turned aluminium instrument and centre console. Faces with coloured varnish to match leather. Turned aluminium switch gear. Turbo boost gauge. Lightweight ‘racing style’ seats. Lightweight steering wheel.
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This has the potential of being a real weapon methinks. We'll have to see ... Bristol have always made very interesting cars. Very driver focused.
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Saw that on the net a few days ago. I was wondering whysome of the high-res posters so long
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no mention of weight but 1000bhp and 'only' 3.5 0-60 would say to me heavy or no traction...

wonder what torque it puts out at the tickover??
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Old 11-07-2006, 01:40 PM
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no mention of weight but 1000bhp and 'only' 3.5 0-60 would say to me heavy or no traction...
The 0-60 is UNDER 3.5 seconds if you read closely. 3.5 just looks like a ballpark figure.
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