Could the new automotive technologies revive the myth of the "English" automobile?
Here is a new rebirth ,the one of Bristol Cars.
Now owned by Kamkorp Autocraft, a subsidiary of Frazer-Nash, the brand has just revealed that they are about to launch a plug-in hybrid sports-car fitted with a range extender.
Frazer Nash is known for having developed a range extender technology, and already showed its interest for impressive technology demonstrators such as the Namir
presented few years ago ...
Frazer Nash’s technology promises an efficiency of 97% between the engine and the wheels, eliminating the losses associated to the gearbox.
The new Bristol would be a 4-seater 4WD vehicle with a performance target of 200mph (323km / h).
On the consumption side, its rotary Wankel petrol engine which serves as a generator and runs at a constant speed of 3500 rpm’s takes 2.35 l per 100km (100mpg).
It is fitted with two separate electric powertrains, one on the front and one in the rear, (+ independent wheels) the motors are powered by a 14kWh battery pack.
This supercar will be built based on an existing chassis, negotiations with a manufacturer are underway.
So, for you, a price estimation for this hybrid Bristol: rather Fisker Karma, SLS E-Cell or up to the Jaguar CX-75 and 918 Spyder?
And for the record here are some examples of what Bristol Cars looked like.