Move over Bugatti Veyron: this is the new Bristol Fighter T, and it's got 'a potential maximum speed of more than 270mph'.
With 525bhp and 525lb ft, the standard V10-powered Fighter is not exactly what you’d call underpowered. But next to the new Fighter T it is: with two turbochargers bolted to the car's 8.0-litre Chrysler SRT-10-sourced engine, the T produces 1012bhp and 1036lb ft. The Veyron can only muster 987bhp and 922lb ft.
The Fighter T's is, however, unlikely ever to claim the title of world's fastest production car - Bristol has electronically reined-in the top speed to a "more than sufficient" 225mph. At that speed it is pulling only 4500rpm in top gear.
To help it reach 200mph-plus, the Fighter T has a new underbody diffuser that reduces the car's drag coefficient to 0.27. The chassis has been stiffened, the ride height lowered and the anti-roll bars and dampers stiffened.
Inside, there is a new 'lightweight' cabin, but Bristol insist this is still a practical car that can fit two people and luggage, and that can be used every day.