Bristol Buccaneer EV within the works


In January we realized {that a} revival of historic British automaker Bristol was underway, following the demise of a earlier try that ran out of fizz in 2020 (the unique Bristol went bankrupt in 2011).

The brand new revival is led by businessman Jason Wharton who acquired Bristol’s mental property rights and varied manufacturing instruments through a liquidation public sale.

In an interview with Autocar revealed final week, Wharton gave an replace on the progress of the revival, together with plans to launch Bristol’s first electrical car.

The EV shall be a four-seater going by the identify Buccaneer, and can almost certainly trip on a donor platform. It is due in 2025 and can mark Bristol’s transition into an EV model. Recall, the UK, which is Bristol’s primary market, is making strikes to ban internal-combustion engines within the subsequent decade.

Bristol Bullet

Bristol Bullet

However earlier than the arrival of the Buccaneer, the revived Bristol will concentrate on recreations of two earlier vehicles for launch in 2022 and 2023. One shall be Bristol’s Fighter sports car first launched in 2004 and the opposite would be the 411 grand tourer initially launched in 1969, with each to obtain a 6.4-liter V-8 sourced from Stellantis. A number of the authentic Bristols additionally used V-8s from Chrysler, now a part of Stellantis.

There’s additionally the likelihood the corporate launches the Bullet Speedster previewed in 2016 by the earlier Bristol revival try. It was primarily based on a donor Morgan platform and featured a BMW V-8.

The vehicles will not be low-cost. In line with Autocar, costs will begin at 495,000 British kilos (roughly $699,000).

Manufacturing shall be dealt with at a brand new plant within the model’s authentic residence of Filton, U.Okay., which is close to town from which Bristol takes its identify. The location may also be residence to a restoration service for current Bristol house owners.

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