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In 1946 the Bristol Aeroplane Company BS7 established a car division from the very beginning cars were built by hand many famous people own Bristol Cars.
2006 – The most powerful and exclusive production car in the world was launched by a quirky but quintessentially British luxury motor manufacturer. The Bristol Fighter T is set to hit the UK’s roads next year and boasts a massive 1,012 horsepower.
Embodying the Bulldog spirit harking back to the company’s origins as a maker of famous fighter planes, the this True Brit supercar’s engine produces more power than the 252mph Bugatti Veyron, currently the most powerful production car, which has 1,001 horsepower and costs £810,000.
The £350,000 Fighter T will be hand built at the firm’s plant in Filton, Bristol.
Its eight-litre V10 engine will propel the car from 0-60mph in less than 3.5 seconds and on to a theoretical top speed of 270mph, although Bristol will limit the speed of production cars to 225mph. Only around 20 Fighters will be built every year, not all of them the range-topping T version, so owners will belong to an exclusive group.
Bristol Cars managing director Tony Crook, who operates from a small but exclusive showroom in London’s Kensington said: ‘It has more power than the Bugatti but the end product is a very usable car which owners will be able to drive every day.
‘We have been producing the Fighter and the Fighter S since 2004, but a lot of people said ‘I want even more power’ so that’s what we’ve done."
The first Bristol Fighter T is expected to be completed in September 2007.
Bristol’s quirky Bulldog spirit and heritage harks back to the end of World War II as a spin-off of aircraft production. The hand-crafted but aggressively-named new car is named after the First World War Bristol Fighter. Bristol is so exclusive that fewer than 9,000 have been built in nearly 60 years.
Traditionally a favourite with Royalty, other Bristol fans include Oasis pop star Liam Gallagher, Sir Richard Branson and Lib Democratic peer Lord Steel. Tony Crook, managing director and head salesman of Bristol Cars – whose sole tiny showroom has graced London’s Kensington High Street for more than 50 years said:’We never disclose the names of our customers, though many are household names.
”This is going to be a car for captains of industry and the rich and famous. It’s obviously going to catch the eye of pop stars, Premiership footballers and those who enjoy their cars.’ Mr Crook said the Fighter incorporated ‘sybaritic levels of luxury’ adding:’It is engineered to strict aerospace standards, designed without the usual cost constraints and coach-built by proud and conscientious individuals.’
Mr Crook, a veteran racing driver of the 1940s and 50s added:’We always make fewer cars than people want. ‘But this is going to be a very exclusive car.The price is not steep at all as people often spend around £200,000 on Bentleys or Ferraris.’
Will it fit in my garage?
Metals are an extremely important resource for our life and livelihood. It is impossible to imagine a world without metals. Over time, we have used metals to build our lives and civilization to take it where it is now and have discovered that some metals are more useful than some others. Further combination of different metals has given us alloys that form the backbone of the infrastructure of our civilization. We have discovered that some metals are resistant to rust while some others are shiny and attractive to look at. Our knowledge has helped us use metals to our advantage and to satisfy our needs.
What is Electroplating
Electroplating is one of the innumerable processes that help us use metals to our advantage. It is basically a process where an object that conducts electricity is coated with a layer of a metal with the help of electric current. Electroplating is mainly used for depositing an adhering superficial layer of metal with certain desirable properties onto a substance which does not have such properties. The property could be anything like wear and abrasion resistance, corrosion resistance, lubricity, aesthetic qualities, etc. Electroplating comes handy for both decorative and functional purposes. The process is also used in industries to build up thickness on undersized machine parts. It is widely used in various industries like automobiles, machinery parts, jewelry, etc. There are many enterprises that offer Electroplating Services as solutions for various kinds of people and industry.
To describe the electroplating process in layman’s terms, it involves immersing the material to be electroplated in a solution containing one or more dissolved metal salts and ions that allow electricity to flow. The dissolved metal salts include those of the metal with which the plating is to be done. Another plate or rod of the metal that will form the coating is immersed in the solution. Now electric current is passed through the solution which results in depositing of the metal on to the material to be plated.
The benefits and uses of electroplating are varied. It is used both for industrial purposes and decorative purposes. One of the most common is the use of silver-plating for brass or copper electrical connectors. This is because silver has a much lower surface electrical resistance than other metals and thus helps in easy electrical connection. This is widely used in Radio Frequency (RF) connectors since radio frequency current flows mainly on the surface of the conductors. Chrome plating is extensively used for protecting steel automobile parts from corrosion. Noble metals like gold, platinum are extensively used for plating jewelry and decorative items to give them a shiny and attractive finish. Nickel is also used for plating decorative items, automobile and machinery parts against abrasion and corrosion and also to build-up and thicken under-sized machine parts.
Electroplating services offered by different providers thus have very many uses in our daily lives, both in terms of utility and decoration.…