• Nov 3, 2006


With a pair of turbochargers force-feeding its already potent Dodge Viper-sourced 8.0 liter V10, the gull-winged Bristol Fighter SCR ups the (metric) horsepower ante to 1012; or 11 more than the previous king, the Bugatti Veyron.

Bristol Cars also claims that the Fighter SCR is capable of 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 435 km/h (270 mph), but is electronically limited to a mere 362 km/h (225 mph). Hmm. If true, that's Veyron-level performance (on paper at least).

We hope someone's able to arrange a side-by-side test of these two supercars so that we can see if the Bristol really can walk the walk and pose a serious challenge to the sublime, supreme Veyron.

[Source: motorauthority.com]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      LEFT ear. Sorry.
      gkz
      • 8 Years Ago
      i'm not knocking this car in ANY way; i'd kill to have one.

      however;

      the comparisons between every new supercar and the veyron have got to stop. the bugatti is designed to do EVERYTHING well. no expense spared, no compromises, and you're going to pay for it. These other supercars may have more power and may even be faster in some categories; but none is as well-rounded.

      Appreciate these cars for what they are - fast, unique, remarkable exotics - and stop trying to compare everything to the veyron.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Psh, the Veyron can do 0-62 in 2.7.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The only problem w/ having 1000+ hp is that u can't transmit all of it to the ground at one moment in a RWD car. I feel for its tires... Last time I checked, the Bugatti has a sophisticated AWD system and even then still chirps its tires.

      And whoever says the styling of the Fighter is better than the Veyron is on crack. Check out the website and see the car from all angles. It's ass ugly.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Maybe if that 1012 is kilowatts.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I would not call the bugatti veyron drivetrain sophisticated. It is a pure mechanical rear drive, with a haldex clutch coupling at the front differential.

      It is the golf 4Motion backwards.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The fastest I've ever seen a car go on a public road was a Bristol Blenheim Speedster. I was driving an old Mercedes in a vintage rally on an empty highway somewhere in the west. I was cruising along at 90+. I looked in my rearview mirror at miles of empty road. A few seconds later I was startled by a roar in my right ear as the Bristol roared by, easily doing well beyond 150 MPH. As soon as it appeared, it disappeared over the horizon.

      --chuck

      • 8 Years Ago
      Mike...you know what? You're right. I does look like a beetle. I was thinking more along the lines of a scarab, but dung beetle works.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The British magazine Car, did a road test of the Bristol Fighter abut a year ago. The pictures of the car that accompanied the road test showed a reasonably restrained looking sport coupe. (Bristol owners would not have it any other way.) Bristols are by nature EXTREMELY expensive, since they are pretty much completely handbuilt and, I would imagine, finished to the customers specifications as far as exterior colors and interior fabrics.
      I have no idea what a Fighter or Fighter SCR costs, but if I had to choose between a Fighter or the Veyron...I'd buy the Fighter. If nothing else, it looks like a car I could actually drive everyday, as compared to the Veyron...a car I could drive but wouldn't really want to.

      And as Chuck alludes to, ALL Bristols are legendary as being incredibly fast, well-built cars.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The veyron does 0-100 in 2.5 seconds 3.5 is a lifetime compared to that. However if this thing is under 300k that'd be the ownage car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I truly love the Bristol Fighter. It's amazing that a tiny manufactuer like it can still engineer something comparable to the Bugatti Veron (financed by vw of course) Such a beautiful car too...there's nothing really like it on the road. Bristol is the last true British manufacturer, born from the aircraft manufacturer from WWII. It I had a half of a million dollars to spend on a supercar, this would definately be it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Before you all get your panties in a bunch about how "great" Bristols are, you might want to read TTAC's review of a Blenheim from last year. It is a totally ugly, obscenely overpriced POS made by a company that preys on the patriotic naiveté of old, dumb, English money.

      http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1333
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