It’s supposed to be officially unveiled today but one Twitter user was clearly on the ball and managed to snap a few photos of the Bullet while it was out testing. And, we have to say we think it looks pretty tasty.
Funnily enough, Bristol had revealed yet another teaser image of the roadster just the other day and to be honest, we were getting a little bored of the snaps showing not much at all, which is why seeing a full, clear image has suddenly got us sitting up.
The car, powered by a naturally aspirated 4.8-litre BMW V8, already made its public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed a month ago – but since it was heavily camouflaged, we couldn’t tell what it looked like. But thanks to Electric Blue (via Twitter) the car is visible in all its splendor. And it sure is splendid. We love the cut windscreen, the bonnet air intake and the sharply creased rear wings. But best of all is the front end which is very reminiscent of Bristols of the Fifties featuring a grille modelled on the characteristic shroud of the marque’s aero engines.
The two-seater, built to commemorate the historic British marque’s 70th anniversary, is finished in a lovely steel blue paint and it has served as a wonderful reminder of just how good Bristol used to be. Their last model, called the Fighter, was discontinued in 2011. Performance details are still not known but since the car is to be unveiled today, it won’t be long before every detail is made public.
The Bullet, which was announced in 2014 and codenamed Project Pinnacle, is expected to go on sale early in 2017.