The most powerful production car in the world was today launched by a luxury British manufacturer.
The Bristol Fighter T is set to hit Britain's roads next year and boasts a massive 1,012 horsepower.
Best of British: The first Bristol Fighter T is expected to be completed in September 2007. She's the most most powerful car in the world
The engine produces more power than Italy's 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 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. The company can trace its history back 60 years to 1946 when the Bristol Aeroplane Company diversified into car manufacture.
In 1960 it helped form the British Aircraft Corporation (later British Aerospace), at which point the car division (Bristol Cars Ltd) passed into private hands.
Today, its staff is still drawn from an aviation background.
The only luxury car manufacturer that remains in private British hands, the company declares on its website that it has "no interest in slavishly copying automotive fashion.
We crave instead integrity of purpose and an unmatched level of engineering perfection".