Electric Bristol Buccaneer to arrive in 2025

The all-electric Buccaneer will be the next step in Bristol Cars revival following a series of remastered models from the brand’s past

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Bristol Cars is making a comeback, and the charge is being led by the Buccaneer, the brand’s first all-electric car. The electric Buccaneer will begin production in 2025, following a series of re-engineered models from the brand’s past. 

There are no confirmed specs or pricing information for the Buccaneer at this stage but the reborn Bristol brand sees the car as central to its future plans. The Buccaneer is expected to attract new investment in the run-up to its launch, and transform Bristol Cars into “a leading British electric vehicle” company. That’s the vision of property developer Jason Wharton, who acquired the intellectual property rights to the brand back in 2020.

Wharton has called Bristol: “a quintessentially British brand that was renowned for creating luxurious and distinctive vehicles”. He says that his intentions are to “revive and reinvigorate this iconic marque, preserving its heritage, while fully remastering it for the 21st century”.

Wharton also revealed that he aims to “take it forward and develop it so it can finally become sustainable as a premium automotive business”.

Bristol Fighter

Before the arrival of the Buccaneer, Bristol Cars will produce a limited run of remastered versions of its Bristol Fighter, Speedster and 411 Series 8, all of which will feature a 6.4-litre Chrysler Hemi V8 petrol engine and an eight–speed ZF automatic gearbox. These cars will be delivered to customers in 2023 and will be the last internal combustion engined vehicles built by Bristol before it goes fully electric with the Buccaneer’s arrival. 

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