The New Bristol Fighter | Part Two

Bristol does not subscribe to the view that one needs to sacrifice any luxury for performance. Although capable of cruising at speeds greater than that of many light aircraft, Fighter still incorporates sybaritic levels of luxury that have always made Bristol cars a first choice for long Continental trips. Superbly contoured leather sports seats cosset drivers from 4’ 11" up to 6’ 7" tall in an interior that offers ample space to relax in all directions. Handcrafted appointments the equal of any Bristol saloon are to be enjoyed along with the latest in electronic accessories that may be desired.

On the move, Fighter’s sophisticated suspension achieves a precise bond with the road while isolating the occupants from tiresome road imperfections. Painstaking acoustical development has distilled the pure sound and feel of a sports car while the tiring elements of road, engine and wind noise have been expunged. Only the Fighter combines such a hedonistic luxury experience with the inspirational ability of an ultimate two-seater sports car.

Performance

With a top speed in excess of 210 miles per hour and acceleration to match, few cars indeed can approach the Fighter’s level of performance and none can offer its levels of luxury or refinement. To savour the wrath of an 8 litre V-10 engine is simply one of motoring’s great experiences. This mighty power unit responds with startling accuracy to the driver’s throttle input in a manner quite unlike conventional high revving or forced induction engines. According to the driver’s mood it can be utterly calm or addictively potent. The choice is down to you.

Further enhancing the driver’s enjoyment is a sophisticated suspension and chassis designed to provide race car levels of grip and agility. Excellent chassis control and driver feedback allow enjoyable progress even when road and weather conditions deteriorate. Unrivalled visibility and uniquely compact external dimensions make driving on smaller more challenging roads a thrill once again.

Published 25 March 2003 Melanie Carter

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