David Brown Automotive (DBA) is ready for take-off with their third project, which follows hot on the heels of the Speedback GT and Mini Remastered.
Teased for the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the vehicle is being referred to as the company’s “vision of a high-performance classic Grand Tourer”.
The new model, which will be presented to the world on March 6, at 11:45am CET (5:45am EST), will be hand built at their new headquarters in Silverstone, and offered in a limited number.
“This is something that we’ve been looking forward to do since launching Speedback GT, and I can’t wait to reveal more”, commented the brand’s founder and CEO, David Brown. “With its unprecedented levels of performance, this vehicle allows the DBA brand to appeal to our existing customers, and new customers alike. The car brings yet another exciting opportunity for our company.”
Launched in 2013 in Coventry, before moving to Silverstone last year, the small British car manufacturer is known for launching classic-looking vehicles equipped with the latest technology.
The latest one is a classic Mini, built from the ground up with new body panels. It uses a 1,275cc engine rated at around 90-100hp that’s mated to a four-speed manual gearbox and features upgraded brakes and suspension.
Each car gets LED taillights, hand-trimmed upholstery inside, and built-in infotainment system that supports smartphone connectivity, in addition to the remote central locking, push-button start, keyless go, and USB charging ports.
The Speedback GT, however, is much more exciting. It looks like an Aston Martin DB5, and uses the chassis and powertrain of a Jaguar XKR. It puts out 510PS (503hp) and 625Nm (461lb-ft) of torque and needs 4.8sec to reach 100km/h (62mph) from a standstill, before maxing out at 250km/h (155mph). It also features an infotainment system and plenty of modern features.