Bristol has been in the news lately due to due a serious 'down' (bankruptcy) and a last-minute 'up' (saved by Frazer-Nash). Now, the British automaker is once again making headlines, and this time, it's because of a decidedly ambitious plan. Britain's Evo magazine has gotten wind of the company's plan to create a supercar that boasts a twofold method of attack. First, it will hit 200 miles per hour and second, it will achieve 100 miles per gallon.

Bristol is prepping the range-extended exotic sports car for the 2013 automotive marketplace. Since Frazer-Nash loves fiddling with range-extended powertrains, it makes sense for them to plunk such a gas-electric heart into a shapely handbuilt Bristol missile. For now, however, this remains firmly planted in the rumormill category. It's not that we don't want it to happen, we just need a bit more to go on.


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      Myself
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's Bristol, so the electric motor will be based on a vacuum cleaner and owners will be advised to operate the car in electricity resistant garments to avoid shocks....
      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car will probably go the way of the 200mph electric SSC Aero... vaporware that makes claims and then goes silent. Will it claim 10 minute charges from a standard 120V plug too, as SSC controversially claimed? Downrank me if you want, but I have yet to see a road legal EV top much more than 120mph, and now a British car company on life support will crack the double ton?
        NissanGTR
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Krishan Mistry
        At 200mph the tires will only last 2 hours but thats ok because the battery will run out of power in 2min.
          Krishan Mistry
          • 3 Years Ago
          @NissanGTR
          i c wat u did there...
          Krishan Mistry
          • 3 Years Ago
          @NissanGTR
          You were paraphrasing James May on the Veyron top speed challenge.
          tinted up
          • 3 Years Ago
          @NissanGTR
          I don't see what he did there, the image of that car has blinded me.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Krishan Mistry
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      Kimithechamp
      • 3 Years Ago
      That sounds like one amazing car...
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      Easy_Eight
      • 3 Years Ago
      Passed at high speed by a silent, cigar shaped object.
        tinted up
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Easy_Eight
        Does this cigar shaped object happen to be vibrating and propelled by a slingshot?
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