David Brown Automotive has recreated the 60s with the 2017 Speedback GT supercar. The first prototype version was initially launched in 2014 at Top Marques Monaco. Since then, the company has added about 237 refinements on the model. Apparently, the same car was briefly damaged while being transported to Germany for the Euro Motor Show last November.
The retro-inspired high performance vehicle, which is slated to make its debut next month will come in two specifications. This is to further showcase the enhancements in its design and engineering including personalization, elegant choices for colors and trims plus other unique bespoke features that the company has to offer.
With a top speed of 155 miles per hour after hitting 60mph in just 4.6 seconds, the Speedback GT comes equipped with a 510 bhp 5.0 litre V8 supercharged engine that can blow up to 461 pound feet of torque. The chassis, being supplied by Jaguar Land Rover, is that of a Jaguar XK-R. Other suppliers involved in the production are Lawrence Automotive (for the wood veneers) and Envisage Group.
We all know that the Speedback GT is drawn from the past and the future. In that case, we’ll be expecting to see the classic smooth vintage lines like those on the early grand tourers with a modern twist. Apart from the retractable picnic bench, the modern-day grand tourer comes with a very spacious cabin and roomy luggage compartment, bringing comfort and versatility under one roof. In short, expect it to have the GT performance along with the best features for comfort as well as the convenience of the latest technology.
David Brown Automotive will also talk about its new UK-based production facility at the Geneva Motor Show. The owner and CEO will be present at the event. According to Mr. David Brown (the CEO), the Motor Show will be the perfect venue to talk about the new manufacturing plant as well as the new Speedback GT. Together with David Sowden, the company’s managing director, Brown will hold a press meeting on March 7 to answer more queries about the handcrafted GT.
For the record, the Speedback GT is built by highly experienced craftsmen in Binley, Coventry England. This basically explains why the British built car is estimated at £600,000. In fact, the company is planning to manufacture a limited number of Speedback GTs for production. That would be more or less about one hundred units including the first delivery to its new owner in Europe last year.