All-New Bristol Fighter Revealed On 1 May At Our Kensington Showrooms | Part Three

Interior
  • Modern and efficient in layout, stylish and elegant in appearance.
  • Extensive aircraft style instrumentation includes oil temperature and pressure, fuel system pressure, outside air temperature and engine hours displays.
  • Compact overhead aircraft-style console houses gauges and switch panel.
  • Special attention to tactile quality of switchgear.
  • Deeply bolstered armchair-type seats provide cosseting comfort with excellent lateral support in fast driving.
  • Excellent oddment space and access to luggage area from within.
  • Latest technology photo luminescent switch panels for glare-free operation at night.
  • Flawless soft hand stitched leather covers the interior surfaces.
  • Leather edge-bound Wilton carpeting with thick sound proofing layers.
  • Stylish gullwing doors make entry and exit a pleasure, especially in confined spaces.
Handling And Roadholding
  • Front mid-engine design gives low polar moment of inertia for agile handling response.
  • 52% of weight on rear wheels gives superior traction and braking performance.
  • Unusually low centre of gravity minimises weight transfer and improves roadholding.
  • Fully independent double-wishbone suspension with coil-over racing type dampers for exceptional comfort and control.
  • Steering and suspension set entirely new standards for geometric precision and accuracy.
  • Fuel tank mounted around the centre of gravity to eliminate handling changes as fuel load varies.
  • Wide 285/40 x 18" tyres front and rear on 10" rims generate superb adhesion. Rated for speeds over 200 mph.
  • Every car individually set up to exact specification including adjusting to exact corner weights.
  • Adjustable electronic traction control fitted as standard.
Steering
  • Rack and pinion with rapid 2.7 turns lock to lock.
  • Power assistance tailored to owner's individual preference.
  • Electric 4-way adjustable steering column. Unique steering wheel design enhances instrument visibility.
  • Steering mechanism optimised for accuracy and correct feedback.
  • Genuine feel of the road retained in slippery conditions.

Brakes

  • Front 6-piston callipers with 343 x 32 mm ventilated discs.
  • Careful thermodynamic design ensures freedom from fade in hard use.
  • Moderate servo assistance ensures progressive response and correct pedal feel.
  • Powerful separate emergency/parking brake callipers on rear.
All Bristol Cars are subject to continuous development and this specification can change and may differ from that outlined above. Published 2 May 2003 Melanie Carter
 

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