Kamkorp Autokraft, part of the Frazer-Nash group, has announced that it has acquired the assets and goodwill of Bristol Cars, the luxury car manufacturer, from its administrators. This acquisition will re-establish the connection between Bristol Cars and Frazer-Nash which dates back to Frazer-Nash’s close involvement in the foundation of Bristol Cars 65 years ago.
William Chia, the group’s Director of Operations, said: “Bristol Cars is a British institution and an important part of our national motoring heritage. Over the next few months we will start to reveal the details of our plans to combine Bristol Cars’ tradition and iconic marque with Frazer-Nash’s pioneering technology to showcase our cutting-edge electric and range-extended powertrains.
British engineers are globally recognised for their inventions and the quality of their innovation – and these attributes are inherent in all our systems and products. Mindful of Bristol Cars’ rich heritage and our responsibility as custodians of the brand, we are certain that our technology will blend seamlessly and successfully with the Bristol Cars tradition of engineering integrity.
Owners and enthusiasts of the cars should be assured that, even though these are early days in our tenure of the brand, we are committed to providing them and their cars with the highest levels of quality, technology and service”.
Frazer-Nash Research Limited is a UK-based R&D company principally engaged in the development of hybrid and electric powertrains for the automotive industry. Its team of engineers has produced fully integrated and highly-optimised proprietary systems, sub-systems and components for this important sector.
The Bristol Aircraft Company was founded in 1910 and started producing motor cars in 1946. Its first cars were powered by its own six cylinder engine derived from a pre-war BMW design, before it adopted Chrysler powerplants, the latest derivatives of which it uses today. Owners of Bristol cars have always been a diverse group, including numerous crowned heads of state, Bono, Sir Paul Smith, President Jimmy Carter and Richard Branson.