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BMW power for all-new Bristol sports car

With its 70th anniversary looming, Bristol has announced that its celebratory sports car – nicknamed Project Pinnacle – will be powered by a BMW engine…

Few further details about the car have been revealed (even the cylinder count of the chosen Bavarian engine is still under wraps), but the marque has made assurances of “a modern take on the best of British craftsmanship, engineered to excite and satisfy.” It’ll be the first new car in 10 years from the recently revived marque, which has been outsourcing its engines since 1961. We must say, BMW appears to be a better match for Bristol than Chrysler – not only in terms of geographical location, but aeronautical heritage, too.

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