|Transmission||6-speed manual four-speed automatic transmission|
|Wheelbase||2,750 mm (108.3 in)|
|Length||4,420 mm (174.0 in)|
|Width||1,795 mm (70.7 in)|
|Height||1,345 mm (53.0 in)|
|Kerb weight||1,600 kg (3,527 lb) (525 bhp version)|
The Bristol Fighter is a British sports car, manufactured by Bristol Cars in small numbers from 2004, and described by commentators as a supercar
The coupé body, which has gullwing doors, was designed by former Brabham Formula One engineer Max Boxstrom and gives the car a Cd of 0.28.
The car uses a front-mounted V10 engine of 7,996 cc (487.9 ci) based on that of the Dodge Viper and the Dodge Ram SRT-10 pick up (it was originally based on the Chrysler LA engine), but modified by Bristol to produce 525 bhp (391 kW; 532 PS) at 5,600 rpm and 515 lb·ft (698 N·m) of torque at 4,200 rpm. This is in keeping with Bristol's use of Chrysler engines since 1961. In the more powerful Fighter S the engine is tuned to give 628 hp (660 hp at high speed using the ram air effect). The car's weight is 1,600 kg (3,527 lb).
The car has a six-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission, and is rear-wheel drive. It can achieve the 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) sprint in 4.0 seconds (claimed), and enjoys a power-to-weight ratio of 267.8 kW/ton (362 bhp/ton). The car has a claimed top speed of 210 mph (340 km/h) and the driver can be 6 ft 7 in (2.0 m) tall at maximum.
Although sketches and models had been publicised some time before, a complete car was first shown to the press in May 2003. The first drive by a car magazine appears to be that in the April 2005 issue of Evo Magazine.
In 2006, Bristol announced the Fighter T, a turbocharged version of the Fighter with a modified Chrysler V10 producing 1,012 bhp (755 kW; 1,026 PS) and 1,036 lb·ft (1,405 N·m) of torque at 4,500 rpm. This also marking the first turbocharged petrol powered V10 production car. The Fighter T will also benefit from a drag coefficient of Cd 0.27 (improved from Cd 0.28 on the standard model). Bristol claim that the car is capable of more than 270 mph (430 km/h); however it will be electronically limited to a "more than adequate" 225 mph (362 km/h). When the Fighter T went into production, it was more powerful than Bugatti Veyron, which has advertised 1,001 PS (736 kW; 987 bhp), but still less powerful than the 2007 Shelby Super Cars (SSC) Ultimate Aero TT. The first production cars were delivered in September 2007.
|Model||Engine||Displacement||Max power||Max torque||Acceleration 0-60 mph/s||Top speed|
|Fighter||V10||7,994 cc (487.8 cu in)||525 bhp (391 kW; 532 PS) @ 5,500 rpm||525 lb·ft (712 N·m) @ 4,200 rpm||c 4.0||210 mph (340 km/h)|
|Fighter S||V10||7,994 cc (487.8 cu in)||628 bhp (468 kW; 637 PS) @ 5,900 rpm||580 lb·ft (790 N·m) @ 3,900 rpm||4.0||210 mph (340 km/h)|
|Fighter T||V10 turbo||7,994 cc (487.8 cu in)||1,012 bhp (755 kW; 1,026 PS) @ 5,600 rpm||1,036 lb·ft (1,405 N·m) @ 4,500 rpm||3.5||225 mph (362 km/h) limited|