The maverick British marque, Bristol, has added another model to its Fighter range. Joining the plain old Fighter and the Fighter S will be the Fighter T, sporting a twin turbocharged and intercooled eight-liter V10. The all-aluminum engine is said to develop an incredible (and we choose that word carefully) 1012 bhp at 5600 rpm with an astonishing 1036 lb-ft of torque at 4500 rpm. The claimed zero to 60 mph time is 3.5 seconds. Bristol states that a potential maximum speed of over 270 mph has been electronically limited to a "more than sufficient" 225 mph at 4500 rpm. The Fighter has been beefed up with 30 percent stiffer torsional rigidity, firmer springs and dampers, a lower ride height, and 20 percent stiffer anti-roll bars. Five-spoke 19-inch alloy wheels wear 285- and 335-width rubber front and rear respectively. There are also some functional exterior styling changes to suit the extra performance, cool side-exit exhaust pipes, plus a new lightweight sport interior. The first customers should be seeing their new cars by September 2007. Who needs a Bugatti? www.bristolcars.co.uk