Only 10 examples of David Brown's "most performance-focused model ever" will be built.
Remember the exquisite David Brown Speedback GT? Last year at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the British coachbuilder revealed its modern take on the Aston Martin DB5 with retro-inspired styling featuring a beautifully handcrafted aluminium body, an XKR chassis, and a Jaguar-sourced supercharged 5.0-liter V8. At this year’s show, David Brown Automotive will reveal its “most performance-focused model ever” dubbed the Speedback GT Silverstone Edition.
DBA says the limited-production grand-tourer will feature “levels of intricacy and craftsmanship reflective of its high-performance stature.” Based on the standard Speedback GT, only 10 Silverstone Editions are being built by hand, each packing over 600 horsepower compared to the standard car’s 510 hp and 625 lb-ft. That’s enough grunt to enable the grand-tourer to do the 0-62 mph sprint in 4.8 seconds and top out at 155 mph, so expect the Silverstone Edition to have even better performance. Previous teasers of the Speedback GT Silverstone Edition have shown glimpses of the performance grand tourer’s LED lights and ‘Silverstone Edition’ badging.
This last teaser before the car’s official reveal gives us a first look at the interior, showing sumptuous Antique leather sports seats embroided with an outline of the Silverstone airfield circuit. “The aeronautical and motorsport design details of the Silverstone Edition add up to offer the ultimate performance Grand Tourer,” said David Brown, company founder and CEO. “Not only have we shaped the car to be visually striking, its sporting visual appeal of the car is boosted by the car’s outstanding performance credentials. Speedback Silverstone Edition is true to form, delivering over 600 horsepower, and we can’t wait to reveal all in Geneva.”
Pricing for the Speedback GT Silverstone Edition will be announced at Geneva. Prices for the standard Speedback GT start at £495,000 excluding taxes ($690,336), so expect the limited-production Silverstone Edition to be even more astronomically expensive.