David Brown’s Speedback Blends Modern Jaguar Hardware with Classic Aston Design [30 Photos]

David Brown Automotive is a startup that has nothing to do with Sir David Brown, the post-World War II owner of Aston Martin. Still, the first product of the new UK-based carmaker has Aston Martin written all over it.

The David Brown Speedback, scheduled to debut at the Top Marques Monaco show on April 17, has a similar shape to Aston Martin’s iconic DB5, but the design team says there are also cues from Ferraris and Maseratis of the 1960s.

Under the retro-styled hand-crafted aluminum body there’s a Jaguar XKR chassis and powertrain, consisting of a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine producing 510 PS (503hp) and 625 Nm (461 lb-ft) linked to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The Speedback sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in a not-so-retro 4.8 seconds and can reach a limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

Like the exterior, the interior of the car is bespoke, featuring fine wood trim, leather and brushed aluminum. So why did David Brown decide the world needed this car? “I wanted all the impact and style of a classic sports car, but with modern capabilities and conveniences. This is what I want in a car, but it’s not something anyone really offers. So, I’ve created it myself,” the entrepreneur explained.

David Brown says his company won’t build more than 50 units a year in the most optimistic scenario, and that would be quite an achievement, given that the Speedback is expected to cost anywhere between £100,000 and £1 million.

By Dan Mihalascu



A New Chevrolet Trailblazer Is Here For 2021, But It’s Nothing Like You Remember

The Chevrolet Trailblazer has been reborn as a small crossover with tiny 1.2L and 1.3L turbo engines.

The 100-Year Old Batmobile Deserves Much More Than The Batcave

Built by Gary Wales, this Batmobile is based on a 1916 American LaFrance.

Porsche Brings Electric 99X Racer To LA Ahead Of Formula E Debut

The Porsche 99X Electric will take part in this upcoming Formula E season, kicking off this weekend.

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 And 63 S Are Here To Give BMW’s X5 M Headaches (New Pics)

Mercedes-AMG has just unveiled the 63 and 63 S versions of the 2020 GLE, with 563 and 603 HP respectively.

Book Your All-Electric Mazda MX-30 First Edition In Europe For €1,000

Arriving in the second half of 2020, Mazda’s MX-30 First Edition will cost €33,990 in Germany.

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 Is Your Glorious 603 HP Luxury 7-Seater SUV (New Photos)

The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC+ is powered by a 603 HP 4.0-liter twin turbo V8 with EQ Boost.

2020 Mazda CX-30 Comes To America With 186 HP From $21,900 (New Photos)

Mazda is joining the small SUV bandwagon with the CX-30 .

FCA Says PSA Merger Is Safe Despite GM’s RICO Lawsuit

Fiat Chrysler was just hit with a bribery lawsuit as General Motors claims damages.

2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport: A Bet That Should Pay Off Big Time

The VW Atlas Cross Sport will launch in the United States in spring of 2020.

2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe Is Ready To Make A Name For Itself

The BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe is a direct rival for the Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan.