David Brown Automotive Reveals Faster Speedback Silverstone Edition

David Brown Automotive (DBA) has pulled the wraps off the Speedback’s latest iteration, dubbed the Silverstone Edition, at the Geneva Motor Show.

The new version comes with more aggressive styling, which inspired by “the dawn of the jet age and classic racers from the 1960s” and a revised V8 with 601hp.

The DB Speedback Silverstone Edition is still based on the aluminum architecture of the discontinued Jaguar XKR, making use of the same supercharged 5.0-liter V8. In this case, power has gone up from the 510hp of the original Speedback to 601hp, thanks to a twin-scroll supercharger.

The upgraded engine sends its power to the rear axle via a six-speed automatic gearbox and an active rear differential. The chassis now features a new suspension system for better handling and dynamics, as well as new brakes.

A set of unique forged 20-inch alloy wheels, along with a new front grille pattern that incorporates LED driving lamps, extended side skirts, front spoiler and an enhanced rear diffuser are just some of the Speedback Silverstone Edition’s exterior revisions. The bodywork is still made out of handcrafted aluminum.

The two-seat interior is trimmed in high-end leather and mixes metallic inlays with an open-pore wood veneer finish. The sports seats are heated and adjustable while the extra space behind them is utilised as an extra luggage storage space.

The more aggressive Speedback Silverstone aims to attract younger customers, at least 10 of them because that’s how many examples DBA is planning to build.  Prices start from £620,000 in the UK, excluding taxes, duties and shipping ($860,000 in current exchange rates).

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  • Bo Hanan

    I really like this. The caramel seats with the gray color are nice too.

  • donald seymour

    Wow, thanks. Now I’m slightly irritated.

  • Matt

    Good spot!

  • eb110americana

    I could see this as similar to a Cobra kit car you build for $40K and throw in a motor–that kind of a toy. But almost a million dollars…for what exactly?

    • Coachbuilt, and I actually once saw the Speedback GT. The interrior is a conolly hides which is one of the best material you can get.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Exactly the sort of retro I hate.

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  • SteersUright

    I did NOT expect to like this as much as I do. Perfect accompaniment to my Singer Porsche (in my dream garage, that is).

  • I think it looks like a modern DB4GT Zagato. So much better than Speedback GT.

    I wish they did somethibg about the rear lights though.

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