As one of the most prominent British sports car makers of the yesteryear, Bristol Cars still has a lot of pull with big car makers and parts supplier. That is how they managed to secure a deal that will allow them to use BMW powertrains for their first new car in more than a decade, codenamed Bristol Pinnacle.
As for the specs of the BMW unit that will power Bristol Pinnacle nothing has been revealed yet. But given the way they describe this car as a high-performance machine, chances are it’s the 4.4 liter bi-turbo V8 from the M5/M6.
Bristol Pinnacle will be the car maker’s 70th anniversary gift to itself, and in spite of the fact that it has a German engine they say it will be the pinnacle of British engineering and craftsmanship, hence the name. The teaser image suggests the car will feature a handmade aluminum body and a retro-inspired design.
The new Bristol Automotive Group, which is backed by million of pounds provided by optimistic investors, has ambitious goals for the future, including launching new products, strategic partnerships and technologies, a specialist new Parts, Service and Restoration facility in Brentford, West London and an additional showroom on Kensington High Street.