Bristol Cars’ Project Pinnacle Will Have A BMW Engine

Bristol Cars is moving closer to the debut of its first new car in more than a decade, known under the codename Project Pinnacle. The company has released new details about the new model, with the highlight being that it will be powered by a BMW engine.

The carmaker says the “high performance powertrain” marks the resumption of the history between Bristol, Frazer-Nash and BMW dating back to 1930s. However, no details were offered about the engine.

Set for launch later this year, the Project Pinnacle will be a 70th anniversary celebration model reflecting the brand’s rich heritage but built “as a modern take on the best of British craftsmanship, engineered to excite and satisfy as a high performance Bristol car.”

Bristol Cars was bought in 2011 by the newly-formed Bristol Automotive Group, which is investing in new products, strategic partnerships and technologies, a specialist new Parts, Service and Restoration facility in Brentford, West London, as well as an additional showroom on Kensington High Street.

Further details on Project Pinnacle will be announced in the near future.


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