The Bolide body types were minimalist. They were identical to the Deluxe Roadster mechanically, but did not include such items as the Connolly leather upholstery, weather protection, or a reasonably sized windscreen.
The Bolide's were designed specifically for racing and they were rewarded with much success. At the 1955 Sebring 12 Hours race, the Arnolt Boldie's finished in first, second and fourth place in the two-liter class.
This 1954 Arnolt Bristol Bolide with coachwork by Bertone was shown at the 2006 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.