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#21

#Presenting the 2018 Bonham Chaucer Brooklands

As usual, artwork credits go to @titleguy1

Indeed it has come. A brand-new Brooklands model to sit atop the Chaucer range. This is the ultimate trim of the ultimate exective sedan. The best business express. All the comfort and luxuries from the Chaucer, with an extra dose of speed.


How big a dose of speed? Quite a lot of it. With the 3.0 turbo-charged inline 6 cranked up to full boost, this car produces a healthy 511 hp. Couple with the electric rear differential and 7-speed DCT gearbox, that is enough to bring the Chaucer from a standstill to 62 in under 4 seconds and all the way to a top speed of 207 mph.

Such performance really allows the car to bring back the memories of Brooklands, the iconic birthplace of British motorsports.

Chaucer Brooklands 3.0 - $58,900 @50%



Feel free to share your opinions and thoughts. Links to posts of noteworthy rivals are welcomed too.


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2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed
#22

Stunning looking machine and as I said earlier, that red is just gorgeous. Front end of the car is delightful what with the black plastic and that massive lip. Midsize performance sedan competition is seriously fierce now.


Obligatory “here’s my competitor car” plug; the Tauga X and Tauga SB are almost 100hp down on power and are both slower to 60, but they’re also noticeably cheaper.



#23

I love that rear bumper design :slight_smile: The whole car looks good too and the stats are great. As for the competitor…

Yeah, and that’s exactly where my lineup has a hole which the Supernova Z Sportivo should fill. Or, for something fancier and faster, Nova Volante Z Sportivo, but that’s a coupe. For now I have a bit smaller car (Luna) and a bit bigger car, which is quite close in terms of performance, but much more expensive (Espada).


#24

I’ve got plans… but they’re only in my head at the moment.


#25

The Espada is very much more expensive, but you certainly pay for quality!


#27

When will you show us the 90s Chaucer? That one also spawned several variants, just like the current one.


#28

It is on the cards to bring it here.
I have to revisit it, however, because due to the TCC rules and characteristics, there are a few non-canon things on those cars. But yes, it will come.


#29

You’ve seen it at Goodwood and voted for it as the best car shown on the Festival of Speed.

But, in case you missed it, here is an explanation as to what the Bonham Vision Gran Turismo is.


Props to @titleguy1 for the artwork

The Bonham Vision Gran Turismo is what happens when you combine the elements of the great racing simulation and its passion for racing and perfection together with the design team from Bonham, with inputs from Luceat Studios. This low, wide, aggressive sports car is the ultimate expression of the classic 2-seater, front-engined, rear-wheel drive sports car.

Upfront, the car has a 4.7 V8 engine, with 520 hp and capable of revving all the way to 8800 rpm. The power is sent to the rear wheels only, through a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox, which is coupled to an electic differention. The weight distribution is a perfect 50/50 and, with the all-aluminium chassis and panels, this lightweight race trim weighs just 1482 kg, all of which enables the Bonham VGT to get from 0-62 in just 3.5s and all the way onto a top speed of 173 mph.

It was timed going up the hill in just .
Below, car in action, taking the hill at Goodwood, in the virtual environment of Gran Turismo.

And soon it could also become a reality. Stay tuned.


Automation Vision Gran Turismo
Automation Vision Gran Turismo
#30

Well let’s just be honest and drop the shit, it looks fucking gorgeous, both in that black and white grey and the semi-British Racing Green. And my body is ready for all and any production cars that come of this marvelous creation.


#31

Is that V8 engine in the Vision GT cross-plane or flat-crank? Also, is it turbocharged or normally aspirated?

Edit: Since it is an atmo cross-plane V8, it is very reminiscent of a V8 Vantage to me. It’s not offered in any Chaucer variant, though, which is a shame.


#32

Naturally aspirated cross-plane V8.

I still have the file


Splendid Auto Monthly - A Motoring Man's Meanderings (Gavin Anderson's Blog)
#33

#A Motoring Man’s Meanderings
###Review: Bonham Chaucer Brooklands (Estate)
“Stiff upper lip by day, steroid induced adrenaline junkie by night”


#34

The 2018 Bonham Fleming

Continuing the long tradition of the front-engined, rear-wheel drive luxury British GT car, the new Fleming is the perfect car for the secret agent who wants to have a relaxing drive home after a day of work, with the speed and handling to run away from the mobsters, if required.

On this new generation, the car has been reconceived from the ground up, featuring an all-aluminium construction and advanced suspension technology, with semi-active dampers and sway bars, with Road, Sport and Track settings, that also control the exhaust noise, throttle mapping and dashboard lighting and layout. There are also two individual settings, that allows individual configurations amongst the different systems.

Inside is where the Fleming shines. The hand-stitched nappa leather is omni-present around the cabin and the 21-speaker Bang and Olufsen sound system amount to an unrivalled luxury ambiance.

The Fleming is available with two engine options, a 3.0 turbocharged straight-six with 500 hp, lifted from the Chaucer Brooklands, and a naturally-aspirated 6.0 V12, with 644 hp, courtesy of Agnelli-Dumont. Both engines use a 7-speed dual clutch automatic to send power to the rear wheels only and are equipped with an electronic limited slip differential. Carbon-ceramic brakes are standard equipment on the V12 and optional on the Straight-Six.

For technical details, click the arrows below:

Fleming Straight-Six 3.0 Turbo - $86,400 @100%


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Fleming V12 6.0 - $110,600 @100%

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Photo gallery



2017 Tokyo Motor Show
#35

If I had the chance I would order my Fleming with a V12 - it just sounds better, even though the turbo six is cheaper and thriftier. At any rate the Fleming should whet my appetite until the Chaucer is remade.


#36

The Fleming GTE

The racing version of the brand-new Bonham Fleming is ready to tackle La Sarthe, Daytona, Silverstone and all other tracks on the GTE calendar.

The GTE is powered by a tuned version of the 3.0 straight-six turbo from the standard car and achieves under 1500 kg in race spec, over 300 kg lighter than the original car, due to the complete stripping of the interior from any trace of leather or massaging seats.

Three liveries have been pre-conceived for the Fleming GTE, the classic British Racing Green, with gold touches, the corporate Light Blue and Orange combo from Wulf Refineries and a Deep Black and Silver combination, first seen on the Bonham Vision Gran Turismo.

Full photo gallery


2017 Tokyo Motor Show
#37

The 2019 Bonham Fleming Drophead Coupe

Convertibles usually come with penalties that spoil the driving and road comfort, related to the loss of rigidity and added strengthening required. Since the Fleming has been designed from the outset to be a convertible, the chassis didn’t need extensive alterations. That way, weight not only didn’t increase, as it actually went down by 8 kg on the straight-six model. The V12 is, by contrast, 8 kg heavier, due to improvements in the interior quality and sound insulation. Coupled with the advanced all-aluminium construction, there should be no difference between driving either the Fixed or Drophead models.

The engines are exactly the same as those fitted to the Coupe, being either a 501 hp turbocharged inline 6 or a naturally aspirated V12 with 644 hp. Meanwhile, the gearbox fitted to the V12 model is new, the double clutch unit being replaced by an 8 speed automatic. The smoother and more comfortable nature of this new gearbox should enhance the grand-touring experience of the V12 model. This change will also be carried over to the 2019 coupe.

First deliveries begin in Spring 2018, with all cars being built at Bonham’s factory in Redditch, UK.

Available trims - click on the arrows to show details

Fleming Drophead Coupe Straight-Six - $93,870 at 110% markup

Technical Details

Chassis

Glued Aluminium Monocoque and Aluminium panels
Front Longitudinal engine, RWD
7 speed Double Clutch transaxle gearbox, with an electric limited slip differential
Double Wishbone front suspension, Multilink rear
Carbon ceramic brakes
Weight: 1,775 kg

Engine
Inline 6. 2997 cc. turbocharged
Direct injection
Variable Valve Timing on Admission and Exhaust
Variable Valve Lift
95 RON Premium Fuel required
Power: 501 hp at 8,600 rpm
Torque: 470 Nm at 6,800 rpm
Redline: 9,000 rpm

Performance figures

0-62: 4.3 s
Top Speed: 199 mph
50 to 75 mph: 2.1 s
Quarter Mile: 12.31s
Fuel economy: 31 mpg combined

Fleming Drophead Coupe V12 - $115,920 at 110% markup

Technical Details

Chassis

Glued Aluminium Monocoque and Aluminium panels
Front Longitudinal engine, RWD
8 speed Torque Converter transaxle gearbox, with an electric limited slip differential
Double Wishbone front suspension, Multilink rear
Carbon ceramic brakes
Weight: 1,946 kg

Engine
V12, 5995 cc, Naturally Aspirated
Direct injection
Variable Valve Timing on Admission and Exhaust
Variable Valve Lift
95 RON Premium Fuel required
Power: 644 hp at 8,500 rpm
Torque: 645 Nm at 6,100 rpm
Redline: 9,000 rpm

Performance figures

0-62: 4.1 s
Top Speed: 210 mph
50 to 75 mph: 2.1 s
Quarter Mile: 12.06s
Fuel economy: 25 mpg combined


#38

Review: 2018 Bonham Fleming V12 Drophead

“Oh for crying out loud, just LOOK at it”


Splendid Auto Monthly - A Motoring Man's Meanderings (Gavin Anderson's Blog)
Splendid Auto Monthly - A Motoring Man's Meanderings (Gavin Anderson's Blog)
Splendid Auto Monthly - A Motoring Man's Meanderings (Gavin Anderson's Blog)
#39

The 2019 Bonham Fleming Brooklands

Time for the Fleming to get the Brooklands treatment. As with all Brooklands models, the car has been transformed and everything has been turned to 11.

First and foremost, the V12 engine has been turbocharged. With that, power has been lifted from 644 hp to 907 hp, with 996 Nm of torque, with no less than 900 Nm all the way from 3,000 rpm to the 6,500 rpm. Peak power comes at 8,200 rpm and the redline is set at 9,000 rpm.

To put all this power to the road, RWD wasn’t enough. Therefore an AWD system had to be installed. Default settings send 35% of the power to the front axle and 65% to the rear axle, however in extreme situations up to 90% of the power can be send to the rear or up to 50% to the front. The power shuffling is controlled by an E-Diff, fitted to the rear axle of the car, along with the 7-speed DCT gearbox.

Power is put down to the road through high performance Pirelli P Zero tyres, with Corsas optional. The xx inch wheels are carbon fibre and exclusive to the Fleming Brooklands, and house the carbon-ceramic brakes.

Inside, luxury wasn’t forgotten, with the car now sporting a premium sport interior, all covered in Alcantara and a 10-speaker sound system by Bang and Olufsen.

The luxurious experience inside, coupled with the added weight of the drivetrain, meant that despite the all aluminium construction, the Fleming Brooklands weighs more than 2 tons, at 2,008 kg.

In spite of that, the performance numbers are staggering. 0-62 mph comes in just 2.5s and top speed is 225 mph.

Fleming Brooklands can be pre-ordered from now, deliveries starting in June.

Technical details

Chassis

Glued Aluminium Monocoque and Aluminium panels
Front Longitudinal engine, AWD
7 speed Double Clutch transaxle gearbox, with an electric limited slip differential
Double Wishbone front suspension, Multilink rear
Carbon ceramic brakes
Carbon fibre wheels
Weight: 2,008 kg

Engine
V12, 5995 cc, turbocharged
Direct injection
Variable Valve Timing on Admission and Exhaust
Variable Valve Lift
98 RON Premium Fuel required
Power: 907 hp at 8,200 rpm
Torque: 996 Nm at 3,100 rpm
Redline: 9,000 rpm

Performance figures

0-62: 2.5 s
Top Speed: 225 mph
50 to 75 mph: 1.3 s
Quarter Mile: 10.02s
ATT lap time: 2:02.54
Fuel economy: 18.6 mpg combined

Price $156,600 with 200% markup


#40

The new Bonham Kashmir

The ultimate in luxury has now been given a new benchmark.

Bonham Kashmir 6.0 V12 in British Racing Green

The Bonham Kashmir has a long lineage of luxury, stretching all the way to the pre-war years, with some of the very first cars used by the royal family bearing the Kashmir name. That tradition has been kept over the years, with the Kashmir ER II, a 1952 special edition made especially for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth and used by the royal family for years to come, being the most expensive car sold at the London CM Auctions.

This new model carries on with being the pinnacle of luxury. The body and chassis are entirely constructed in aluminium, as are the suspension arms, with a double wishbone set up at the front and multilink in the rear. All models get air suspension as standard, inline 6 models come with adaptive dampers and semi-active anti-roll mechanisms, while the V12 model has a fully active set up for the anti-roll bars, making use of a 48V secondary electrical architecture to control the electric motors that govern the suspension.

Three engine options and trim levels are being offered. Balmoral and Windsor are equipped with the typical Bonham Straight-Six engine, in two outputs, 350 hp and 502 hp, both through an eight speed automatic gearbox. Balmoral has RWD as standard and AWD optional, whereas Windsor is AWD only. At the top of the line up, Kashmir Buckingham, with the charismatic Bonham V12, here twin-turbocharged to provide low end punch. The resulting 570 hp are sent to all wheels by the same 8 speed gearbox.

Bonham Kashmir 6.0 V12 in British Racing Green

Available trim levels (details available if you click on the arrows)

Kashmir 3.0 Balmoral - $89,610 at 100% markup

Technical Details

Chassis
Glued Aluminium Monocoque and Aluminium panels
Front Longitudinal engine, RWD
8 speed Automatic gearbox
Double Wishbone front suspension, Multilink rear
Weight: 2,160 kg

Engine
Inline 6. 2997 cc. turbocharged
Direct injection
Variable Valve Timing on Admission and Exhaust
Variable Valve Lift
95 RON Premium Fuel required
Power: 350 hp at 7,600 rpm
Torque:
Redline: 8,100 rpm

Performance figures

0-62: 6.2 s
Top Speed: 155 mph (electronically limited)
50 to 75 mph: 3.9 s
Quarter Mile: 14.47s
Fuel economy: 35.6 mpg combined

Kashmir 3.0S Windsor - $113,170 at 110% markup

Technical Details

Chassis
Glued Aluminium Monocoque and Aluminium panels
Front Longitudinal engine, AWD
8 speed Automatic gearbox
Double Wishbone front suspension, Multilink rear
Weight: 2,250 kg

Engine

Inline 6. 2997 cc. turbocharged
Direct injection
Variable Valve Timing on Admission and Exhaust
Variable Valve Lift
95 RON Premium Fuel required
Power: 502 hp at 7,900 rpm
Torque:
Redline: 9,000 rpm

Performance figures

0-62: 5.6 s
Top Speed: 192 mph
50 to 75 mph: 3.3 s
Quarter Mile: 13.74s
Fuel economy: 32.8 mpg combined

Kashmir 6.0 V12 Buckingham - $175,500 at 150% markup

Technical Details

Chassis
Glued Aluminium Monocoque and Aluminium panels
Front Longitudinal engine, AWD
8 speed Automatic gearbox
Double Wishbone front suspension, Multilink rear
Weight: 2,460 kg

Engine

V12, 5995 cc, Twin-turbocharged
Direct injection
Variable Valve Timing on Admission and Exhaust
Variable Valve Lift
95 RON Premium Fuel required
Power: 569 hp at 6,900 rpm
Torque:
Redline: 8,000 rpm

Performance figures
0-62: 4.6 s
Top Speed: 211 mph
50 to 75 mph: 3.0 s
Quarter Mile: 12.78s
Fuel economy: 28.5 mpg combined

Photo Gallery

Bonham Kashmir 3.0 Windsor in Sandstorm Metallic

Bonham Kashmir 6.0 V12 Buckingham in Tyrian Black Pearl

Bonham Kashmir 6.0 V12 Buckingham in Tyrian Black Pearl

Bonham Kashmir 3.0 Balmoral in Côte d’Azur

Bonham Kashmir 3.0 Balmoral in Côte d’Azur

Bonham Kashmir 6.0 V12 Buckingham in Tyrian Black Pearl

Bonham Kashmir 6.0 V12 Buckingham in Tyrian Black Pearl

The car was first shown on the 2018 Geneva Motorshow.


#41

Looks really smart. My only complaint would be the lower part of the car. Has yet to grow on me, but the lights and grille are :ok_hand: