After it fell into administration in 2011, we thought we'd sadly seen the last of Bristol Cars.
However, the auto manufacturer was rescued by tech firm Frazer Nash later that year and has now shot back onto the scene with the announcement that it will be celebrating its 70th anniversary this year with the release of a brand new model, and here in the Petrol News office we're very excited!
The Bristol Bullet is the first new vehicle developed by Bristol Cars for more than ten years, with production set to begin in 2017.
On its website, the manufacturer has called the new model "a sublime British sports car with characteristics uniquely culture for the first new Bristol in 13 years".
What's more, a British-crafted BMW V8 powerplant is at the centre of the new design, adding extra power to the model, and as only the 18th car ever designed by the manufacturer, it oozes class and style.
Now, if that isn't a luxurious car and an explosive return to the vehicle market, we don't know what is!
The convertible two-seater vehicle will cost less than £250,000 to buy, according to Bristol Cars, making it one of the more affordable models in the luxury vehicle market.
Initial reviews of the styling have been positive, with the Telegraph saying it brings the Bristol Cars legacy 'bang up to date', while Top Gear has also called it a modern, 'impressive' take on a classic. although it won't be until September that the first model is ready for review.
And thanks to its partnership with BMW to supply Bristol Cars with its V8 engines, the future of the company should be safe for years to come.
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