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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Bolwell planned to return with its newest sports car

A small Australian sports car company named Bolwell Car Company or Bolwell plans to return to the world's sports car market. Most of us may not be familiar with this company name.
1970 Bolwell Mk VIII Nagari, the first car built by Bolwell Corporation. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2K87A90)
The company was founded by Graeme Bolwell and Ross McConnell in 1962. Initially the company sold fiberglass-bodied sports car in kit car form before starting the production of their first car, called Bolwell Mk VIII Nagari in 1970. 

The first car was believed to have been built up to approximately 100 coupes and 18 convertibles before production was ceased in 1974. Originally, the car is powered by a Ford's V8 engine so it is not surprising that the car is fast enough in its era.
2008 Bolwell Nagari 300 featured a Toyota's 3.5 l V6 engine. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2SNjokL)
Then in 2008, the Victoria-based auto company again built and launched a sports car named Bolwell Mk X Nagari or Nagari 300. This car is powered by a Toyota's 3.5-liter capacity V6 engine and has a fairly light weight of only 920 kg. But that model is not really successful in the world's automotive market.

After a long time of inaudible, and made Bolwell's name seemed to die until some time ago this car manufacturer reappeared with the desire to launch a new sports car. This new car is touted as the third generation Nagari model.
2008 Bolwell Nagari 300 has a fairly light weight of only 920 kg. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2SNjokL)
Citing information from Bolwell Director Campbell Bolwell, Car Sales reports that this vehicle has been under development for more than 3 years and has nothing to do with the previous model Nagari 300 even though it is given a similar name, namely Bolwell Nagari 500.

It is planned that the car will appear for the first time at 2019 Motorclassica, a classic car show in Melbourne in next October. The reveal is to mark this year's 50th anniversary of the original Mk VIII Nagari. Furthermore the Nagari 500 was said to be a new design complete with a composite tub combining carbon fiber and Kevlar. This will be crucial to keeping weight down—likely a dry figure—to less than 2,200 lbs.
Campbell Bolwell designed and built his first car before he even had a licence to drive one. (Picture from: https://ab.co/2K6CP5x)
The mechanical heart is expected to carry a Chevrolet's LS3 naturally aspirated 6.2l engine mounted in the middle. Then tuned up to produce power up to 500 hp. This engine will be combined with a 6-speed manual transmission system that drives the rear wheels.

Other performance features are said to include adaptive dampers, Brembo brake packages with carbon-ceramic rotors, and Recaro seats. Besides that, Bolwell will also equip this new car with a number of comfort features such as there will be an 8.0-inch infotainment screen, digital instrument cluster, start button, keyless entry and many others.

Next video is about Bolwell Mk X Nagari or Nagari 300. 
Like its predecessor, Bolwell Nagari 500 will have limited production, with the first customer examples due in 2020. Bolwell plans to build only 25 per year but is able to increase the figure should demand, especially in new markets in Asia.. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BOLWELL CAR COMPANY | CAR SALES | MOTOR AUTHORITY | CARSCOOPS]
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