David Brown au­to­mo­tive flies the flag with speed­back GTS in Red, White & Blue

The Oban Times - - Motors -

BRI­TISH- BASED, be­spoke, lux­ury sports car maker 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. Take a look at the pho­to­shoot be­hind-the-scenes here.

David Brown Au­to­mo­tive has come a long way since re­veal­ing the Speed­back GT pro­to­type in 2014.

The lat­est im­ages show pro­duc­tion­spec­i­fi­ca­tion 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.

At present, five cars have been sold, built and de­liv­ered to their new own­ers, with more cars be­ing built. The com­pany cur­rently has the ca­pac­ity to pro­duce six to 10 cars each year with plans to in­crease this in the very near fu­ture.

David Brown Au­to­mo­tive uses a com­bi­na­tion of en­gi­neer­ing, state- ofthe-art tech­nol­ogy and tra­di­tional coach- build­ing 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 hand­formed 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 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 hold 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).

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