British classic car restoration company Classic Motor Cars has announced the start of refurbishment work on a one-off 1980 Aston Martin Bulldog supercar. Later, this car will try to overcome the 200 mph (322 cph) mark.
A mid-engine Aston Martin Bulldog with an unusual appearance is equipped with a 5.3-liter V8 with two turbines. The engine develops 608 hp. (678 Nm). According to the initial calculations of engineers, this car is capable of accelerating to 237 mph (381 km / h).
- To become the fastest production car in the world in 1980, the Bulldog only had to travel over 322 km / h, but in the first tests the coupe only reached a speed of 191 mph (307 km / h). In 1981, Aston Martin changed its management, which decided to close the project, although it was originally planned to produce 25-30 copies of the model per year.
- New owner of Aston Martin Bulldog asked Classic Motor Cars to restore the car to perfect condition to try to reach the speed claimed 40 years ago. Unfortunately, the technical documentation has been lost, so the company asks for help from those who know something about the project or have saved previously unpublished photographs. The restoration is expected to take 18 months.