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Rescued firm Bristol Cars unveils first new model in years

The Bristol Bullet Image copyright Bristol Cars
Image caption The Bullet was built to celebrate the founding of the company 70 years ago and production is set to begin early next year

A luxury car manufacturer which was rescued from administration has unveiled its first new model in more than a decade.

Bristol Cars said the two-seater Bullet will go into production next year and cost "under £250,000".

It is the first new model from the company since it launched the two-seater Fighter in 2004.

The firm was rescued by technology company Frazer Nash after it went into administration in 2011.

The hand-made model was built to celebrate the founding of the company 70 years ago and was developed after a prototype was discovered hidden under a tarpaulin in a factory prior to the firm going into administration.

Bristol Cars

  • The firm has been hand building luxury cars since 1946
  • It began life as an aeroplane maker - the Bristol Aeroplane Company
  • Bristol Cars has a single showroom in London
  • Notable car models include the Fighter and the Blenheim
  • It was rescued from administration by technology company Frazer Nash in 2011
Image copyright Bristol Cars
Image caption The Bristol Bullet has a top speed of 155 mph, the company claims
Image copyright Bristol Cars
Image caption It has a V8 Hercules engine manufactured by BMW

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