2005 Bristol Fighter S


(from Bristol Press Release)  As probably the fastest front engined road car ever made the BRISTOL FIGHTER has already carved out a special niche in the Supercar world. The fact that it avoids the current fashion for being too wide, too heavy, and too complicated is a source of delight to owners.

It is therefore with the greatest pleasure that we announce two new variants of the exclusive two seater that offer even greater performance and agility.

The 628/660* bhp 全’ variant (already announced last year) goes into production shortly. A full specification is included in this release.

The fact that the 全’ offers no major external clues as to its devastating extra performance will delight those who desire the ultimate in discretion.


The 然’ is immediately recognisable by the new 5-spoke alloy wheels.

The 然’ has 285/35 R 19 tyres at the front and 305/35 R 19 at the rear to improve responsiveness, ultimate traction and road holding. Adjustable spring bases lower the ride height by 10 mm, and special lightweight competition type springs are stiffer in rate, firmer anti-roll bars and revalved Bilstein dampers snub excess body movement.

Changes to caster and camber sharpen steering feel and front tyre adhesion.

To provide room for wider rear wheels and tyres the dual 3" exhaust system is rerouted to emerge from the sills ahead of the rear wheels, providing an additional benefit in horsepower and reduced weight.

Customers who value ultimate performance with a small sacrifice in practicality may order the 舛’ (competition) package, which can immediately be recognised by its lower stance (15 mm lower than standard) and its exposed competition style fuel fillers. Aerodynamic enhancements include fairings ahead of the front wheels and a vertical 素ence’ at the rear of the car. Which further reduces the wake area behind the car and increases the rear down force. These changes lower the co-efficient of drag to 0.255 (the lowest of any production car), further improves acceleration and top speed, enhance handling balance and stability at very high speeds.

*Horsepower increases at high speed due to aerodynamic overpressure within the air intake system.

Max power 628/660* bhp @ 5900 rpm Max torque, 580 lb.ft at 3900 rpm

  • Ported inlet manifold

  • Compression ratio increased to 10:1 (from 9.4:1)

  • CNC modified high flow cylinder heads

  • Larger stainless steel lightweight intake and exhaust valves

  • Lightweight rockers with 1.7:1 ratio. (Was 1.6:1)

  • Lighter extended rpm tappets and valve springs

  • High lift asymmetric grind camshaft

  • Modified fuel and ignition curves

  • Revised exhaust manifolds and high-now catalysts

  • Vehicle base price 」218,000 + VAT

  • 然’ Package - Optional on standard Fighter and Fighter 全’

    Bristol 5-spoke wheels with forged centres and spun rims for best strength / lowest weight

  • 10x19" wheels front and 11x19" wheels rear (previously 10x18")

  • Tyres upgraded from Pirelli P Zero to P Zero Rosso sizes 285/35x19 front, 305/35x19 rear (was 285/40x18)

  • Ride height lowered by 10 mm front and rear using adjustable lightweight spring seats

  • Lightweight race type springs. Rates increased by 30% to 325 lb.in rate front and rear (was 250 lb.in)

  • Uprated roll stiffness front and rear. Front increased by 35% and rear by 32%

  • Uprated Bilstein dampers to suit

  • Steering caster increased by 42% to 5.1 degrees (was 3.6 degrees)

  • Modified camber and bump steer settings at front to maximise grip and stability.

  • Revised exhaust system with outlets at rear of door sills

  • Additional price for the above package 」16,125 + VAT

    舛’ Package. Optional on standard Fighter and Fighter 全’

    Twin brushed alloy competition type fuel fillers on rear wings

  • Ride height lowered by 15 mm front and rear

  • Lightweight race type springs. Rates increased by 40%

  • Uprated adjustable anti-roll bars. Rate increased by 60% front and 54% rear

  • Aerodynamic 'fence' incorporated at upper rear of body

  • Aerodynamic fairings and under panel ahead of front wheels

  • Additional price for above package, 」16,800 + VAT

    * Horsepower increases at high speed due to aerodynamic overpressure in inlet system

    Serious Wheels