September / 28 / 2015
Speedback GT launches in the UAE at Dubai International Motorshow
– Introducing a new era for GT models, Speedback GT will be displayed at UAE’s biggest motor show on Stand Z-312
– Show car has been built specifically to wow visitors to Dubai’s annual event with new colours and finishes
– Presence follows triumph at events around the world, including Salon Privé in the UK and The Quail in California
Coventry, England (28th September 2015): Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Britain, Speedback GT is launching officially in the United Arab Emirates, after triumphing in Europe and the US both via media reaction and sales.
Heralding a new era for GT models, Speedback GT encapsulates a classically styled car with modern mechanicals, reliability and comforts.
Displaying at this year’s Dubai Motor Show, held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 10th to 14th November, the event will be the perfect place to demonstrate Speedback GT’s merits to the UAE media and public for the first time.
To celebrate its arrival in Dubai, David Brown Automotive has built a special-edition specification of Speedback GT, which includes Scottish Bridge of Weir leather, a unique and rare wood veneer and the marque’s impressive alloy wheel design which denotes the geometry of the Union Jack. To complete this exclusive Speedback GT’s look, David Brown Automotive has also developed a stunning new pearlescent light blue paint colour named “Blue Moon.”
Company founder and CEO David Brown said: “It’s been a fantastic time for Speedback GT since its launch. Having had such a warm reception at a number of world-leading shows in Europe and the US, it is a natural progression to bring the car to Dubai, where we’re sure there will be plenty of fans. We have already received a lot of enquiries asking when we would be bringing the car over so we’re really excited to finally be making the journey across.”
Speedback GT, which is handbuilt in Coventry, proudly uses traditional British materials and craftsmanship. Made to order, Speedback offers an array of exquisite detail including hand-formed panels and a handcrafted interior, as well as some special features such as a fold-out picnic seat to the rear.
“This car appeals to anybody who desires a truly individual sports car, which can boast a fine 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,” commented David.
He added: “Speedback is the realisation of a dream for me, and is the result of skilful and dedicated work by a team of highly talented designers, engineers and craftspeople. 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 among plentiful detail, including a fold-out picnic seat.”
Priced at £495,000 (currently 2,797,900 AED) exclusive of taxes, Speedback GT promises exceptional performance and handling, hosting a 5.0-litre V8 supercharged unit with 510bhp and 461lb ft, hitting 0-60mph in 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 155mph.
Every Speedback GT produced includes a full three-year warranty and can be taken to any Jaguar dealer worldwide, including the UAE, for servicing and repairs to the vehicle’s engine, drivetrain and transmission.
David Brown Automotive will be participating in the show’s Media Walk on Tuesday 10th November at 14.40pm, while on Wednesday 11th November at 6.30pm, David Brown will be talking about his love of touring as part of Ignition Live Talks.
Any members of the media who would like to register interest in Speedback GT or talk with David Brown during Dubai Motor Show, please contact us via the contact page on this website.