October / 31 / 2016
Speedback GT: Best of British
– David Brown Automotive flies the flag with Speedback GTs in red, white and blue
– ‘Behind the Scenes: Best of British’ film demonstrates attention to detail and precision
Coventry, England (31st October 2016): David Brown Automotive has released ‘Best of British’ images of three of its latest production-specification Speedback GTs in patriotic red, white and blue exterior paint finishes, alongside the film, ‘Behind the scenes: Best of British’ showcasing the skill and attention to detail needed to create the images.
David Brown Automotive has come a long way since revealing the Speedback GT prototype in 2014. The latest images show production-specification cars numbered 003, 004 and 005, in colours that resemble those of the Union Flag, and which celebrate the company’s growth and continued development as a proud, British automotive manufacturer.
The ‘Behind the scenes: Best of British’ film demonstrates the precision and effort that runs through every aspect of David Brown Automotive, from shoot angles, to positions of the cars themselves; while offering the rare chance to see behind the scenes at a prestigious photoshoot.
At present, five cars have been built and delivered to their new owners, with further cars in build. The company currently has the capacity to produce six to ten cars each year with plans to increase this in the very near future.
David Brown Automotive uses a combination of engineering, state-of-the-art technology and traditional coachbuilding manufacturing techniques to build each car, which comprises 142 panels and highly sophisticated systems and electronics. Through these specialist, low-volume manufacturing processes, the Coventry-based sports car manufacturer is redefining modern coachbuilding, to build fully engineered limited-edition, bespoke automobiles made from hand-formed aluminium with entirely handcrafted interiors, each specially commissioned by the customer.
Each and every Speedback GT has a completely unique colour, which is developed by the company for each owner and specially created for each individual car. The cars pictured, painted in Ruby Tuesday, Blue Moon and White Knight, are painstakingly prepared, painted and lacquered over a period of eight weeks each, finished to achieve a rich, deep and flawless finish. The unique colour and depth of car number 004 benefits from an incredible 14 different layers of paint to achieve its dazzling finish.
“I’m so proud of the team who have achieved so much in such a short space of time” said company founder David Brown. “It’s an amazing feeling to be delivering production-specification vehicles to their delighted new owners. It was a fantastic coincidence to have three cars finished in red, white and blue finished and together at the same time for the photoshoot and just epitomises that David Brown Automotive really does represent the best of British automotive craftsmanship too.”
The end of 2016 and beginning of 2017 holds some exciting announcements for the company in terms of a new, state-of-the-art build facility as well as announcements for future models.
Priced at £495,000 exclusive of taxes, Speedback GT promises exceptional performance and handling, hosting a 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine with 510bhp and 461ft lb of torque, hitting 0-60mph in 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 155mph (limited)