In the late nineteen-seventies, there was a super-fast type of Aston Martin, called the Bulldog, created. It was foretold that this car could reach about 237 miles per hour. And it certainly looked like it had that capability. At first, it was known to be a limited-run supercar. With a mid-mounted twin-turbocharged engine and a pop-down hood cover, the Aston Martin Bulldog had no more than five headlights. There was barely a prototype in existence. And even then, it got canned fast.
Still, though, Aston figured it’d be the world’s fastest production car. There were rumors for a while that UK’s very own Bulldog would rush the pavement at about 192 mph. But the stranger aspect of this hearsay was how it was originally capable of even quicker rates. Supposedly, a 237 mile per hour range. Wouldn’t that have been something. Recently, there has been news that Aston’s own Darren Turner is interested in breaking that land-speed record with the Bulldog. Is it possible? Check it after the jump.
The project is that an American is giving it a top-down restoration over the course of 18 months. And when it’s all good and ready, Turner will take a spin in the speedster.
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Bulldog was supposed to have a limited run of around 25 road cars, post-prototype. It had a design by Mr. William Towns. This guy also had designs of vehicles you would have never believed before. Designs like you could enjoy. The Bulldog had a 5.3-liter V-8, complete with twin turbochargers and topping with 600 horsepower.
The British Supercar had to swap spots with the American owner looking to show what it was actually capable of. The racer, Turner, had this to say: “There’s 100 percent more character in cars from this period. I’m not taking anything away from the cars I’ve raced, but it’s a different type of driving.”