Bristol will launch a hybrid supercar this year

 Bristol will launch a hybrid supercar this year
Italdesign-Giugiari Namir Hybrid Concept

Could debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Bristol will soon reveal an all-new hybrid supercar which might make its debut this July at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Bristol Motors was acquired in 2011 by Kamkorp Autokraft which represents a subsidiary of Frazer-Nash and at that time they promised to launch hybrid and electric cars. This will happen later this year as Bristol will unveil a supercar using a range-extended powertrain which will send the permanent electric drive to all four wheels, while a gasoline engine (probably a compact rotary) will power a generator to feed the lithium-ion batteries.

The 2009 Namir Hybrid Concept in these pictures has a hybrid powertrain combining an 814cc endothermic rotary engine with four electric motors producing a total of 370 hp (276 kW), enough for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 187 mph (300 km/h).

Note: 2009 ItalDesign-Giugiaro Frazer-Nash Namir Hybrid Concept pictured

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The yellow version looks better. Unfortunately long-winded name for a Concept! I remember the Bristol Fighter; shame it was unimaginatively designed.
Feb 4, 2013 6:39 pm
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I thought I liked it for a moment, but realized the green/black paint only reminded me of the Bertone Carabo.
Feb 4, 2013 5:56 pm
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Glad to see no Bristol moniker on that "car". Makes me hope for the britishness of the brand. Leave that flounder to the Italians.
Feb 4, 2013 4:33 pm
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I acquired a 1974 Bristol Blenheim RHD with ridiculously low mileage back in the mid nineties from an estate sale. Simply because nobody in the family knew what this car was and by the looks of it, it belonged in another century - backward, that is. The quirky car quickly grew on me, with its storage in the front fender etc. Panel gaps, roadholding not its finest hour. Quality of the materials used: none finer though. I wish they would produce more retro style cars not these "modern" flounders. I, for one will not part with my ugly duckling.
Feb 4, 2013 4:28 pm
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