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