The long-awaited revival of Bristol Cars has now been officially confirmed – the company has announced a number of new models, including electric cars.
Recall that the British brand Bristol Cars was liquidated in 2020, 75 years after its foundation and after a two-year period of almost complete inactivity.
Essex investor and real estate developer Jason Wharton has now acquired the intellectual property rights of Bristol Cars and plans to transform it into “Britain’s leading electric vehicle brand” by 2026, the automaker’s 80th anniversary.
As first reported by Autocar in January, the resurrected Bristol Cars will first unveil “refreshed” versions of historic models, including the 411 Series 8, Fighter and Speedster. Each will use a Chrysler Hemi 6.4-liter V8 engine mated to an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission and will feature a variety of suspension, electrical and interior settings.
These, according to Bristol Cars, will be “the last internal combustion engine ever produced by Bristol Cars.” In 2025, the brand will revive the Bristol Buccaneer nameplate for the iconic debut electric vehicle.
Wharton said the Buccaneer EV will be “a four-seater in traditional Bristol style,” but with “extensive use of modern technology and materials.