XCar takes us to the shop in which the initial Speedback was born
The David Brown Automotive Speedback is definitely a single of the much more intriguing coachbuilt automobiles we have witnessed recently — all the far more so simply because it is a product of Britain, not the carrozzeria hub of Italy.
We just received our first glimpse of the Speedback yesterday, and thanks to this XCar video, we can dive a bit deeper into the car’;s origins and its numerous design and style details (however, there is no on-street footage yet).
The Speedback, in the phrases of DBA founder David Brown, seeks to combine the “classic simplicity of the ’;60s underpinned by a modern platform with all of the performance you’;d expect from a modern day automobile.”
And it does so efficiently, from what we can inform so far. Unabashedly retro, it truly is not precisely a new car from the ground up. Under the Aston Martin DB-esque bodywork lurks a set of more or significantly less unmodified Jaguar XKR underpinnings. This implies a supercharged 510-hp V8 and modern niceties like antilock braking. But it disguises its capable origins–and the attractive lines of its donor-automobile foundation–very well.
We specially like the focus to detail, from the metal switchgear (typically constrained-run automakers attain into the parts bin right here rather than creating their personal) to the foldout rear-picnic seat. The interior is developed to showcase conventional development techniques and components, but it does not do away with contemporary infotainment trappings to achieve its classic search.
There’;s no telling how the Speedback will go above with the kind of crowd who can pony up $ 400,000 or so to have 1 developed, but we like what we’;ve witnessed so far.
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