Bristol Project Pinnacle Teased, Previews a 200 MPH Grand Tourer

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Remember Bristol? A remnant of the Bristol Aeroplane Company, the British carmaker made a handful of bespoke vehicles since 1946, but ceased car building operations in 2011 after it manufactured only 13 Fighters over the course of seven long years. But like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, Bristol is preparing to start making cars once again.
See the picture above? That's the first teaser of the Project Pinnacle, an all-new Bristol slated to begin production sometime in 2015, a car that celebrates the British marque's 70th anniversary. Bristol says that research & development cost the the boutique automaker some millions of pounds since the project was green lighted three years ago, when the Bristol Fighter ceased production.

The company had its ups and down and a lot of financial difficulties along the way. On March 3rd, 2011, Bristol went into administration, but the British-Swiss Kamkorp holding company came to rescue on April 21st, when it purchased Bristol. These guys also own the Frazer-Nash Group of Companies. Since 2011 to the present day, Frazer-Nash Research handled business at Bristol and the Project Pinnacle.

Although there's not much known about what the Project Pinnacle has in store for us, the upcoming Bristol model is said to battle the likes of the Conti GT thanks to its two-door, four-seat grand tourer layout. Furthermore, Bristol officials have declared at the Hampton Court Concours of Elegance that the finished Project Pinnacle will employ no less than four electric motors working together with an internal combustion unit acting as a generator. In addition to that, a 200 mph top speed is targeted as well.
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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