David Brown Sports Car will be Jaguar-Based, Debut in Monaco

V8-powered startup luxury sports car will be a current-generation Jaguar XKR underneath.

While images are limited to these few teasers published onthe company website, spanking-new British automaker David Brown Automotive hasannounced that its new luxury sports car will be heavily based on the currentJaguar XKR. It will be powered by the same 5.0-liter supercharged V-8,producing 503 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. The rear-wheels will bedriven through a six-speed automatic, spinning the car from 0-60 mph in4.6-seconds.

The classically-styled car is dubbed “Project Judi” for now. It will be officially unveiled at the 2014 Top Marques Monaco show this comingApril. The "Judi" is expected to sport a lightweight aluminum design. Sports carenthusiast and businessman David Brown, the company’s founder, promises amixture of “impact and style” inspired by classic sports cars, with the convenienceand capability of a modern one. We’ll have to wait for further details beforethe final debut, but these images, hinting at some Aston Martin-inspired lines, have definitely stoked our curiosity.

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