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2014-03-31 13:21

BRITAIN'S NEW LUXURY BRAND? David Brown Automotive has unveiled its new Speedback GT in London. Image: David Brown Automotive

  • New model revealed in London
  • Speedback name announced
  • Debut at Top Marques Monaco in April

LONDON, England - David Brown Automotive has unveiled its unique handcrafted GT in London and it will be called Speedback - a name saud ti "reflect the elegant yet purposeful lines of the V8 sports coup.

The Speedback was on show after itsreveal and it was then to travel to Monaco for its first public debut at the exclusive Top Marques show, which runs at the Grimaldi Forum from April 17-20.

IMAGE GALLERY: John Brown Speedback GT

Earlier in January 2014 Wheels24 reported that company founder/ CEO David Brown was in the process of building his own luxury car.


According to the company, Brown has a longstanding background in engineering, vehicle manufacturing and enthusiasm for both classic and contemporary cars (although he has no connection with either Aston Martin, its founder Sir David Brown or with the David Brown Group).

With his concept for a classically styled GTwith modern mechanicals and reliability he began to assemble his specialist team in 2012.

Brown said: “The launch of Speedback is the realisation of a dream, the result of skilful and dedicated work by a team of highly talented designers, engineers and craftsmen.

"The Speedback name perfectly reflects the classic sports car tradition of the past while also doing justice to the sophisticated silhouette of the car’s hand-built body and unique styling which features, amongst much other detail, a fold-down picnic seat."

The car is the result of 18 months of hard work by the team, including chief designer, Alan Mobberley. It has been engineered and handcrafted in Coventry and uses traditional British materials and craftsmanship.

The Speedback features the latest Jaguar five-litre supercharged engine and customers are able to request any level of tuning or engine enhancements they desire.

Brown added: "This car will appeal to anybody who desires a truly individual sports car with a British pedigree and which will only be produced in limited numbers, thus ensuring the kind of exclusivity associated with Britain’s once proud heritage of traditional, high-quality, automotive coach-building.”

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