DBA Silverstone Speedback: Geneva 2018

Well if it ain't broke then don't fix it, right? That appears to be the mentality of David Brown Automotive, which has taken the Speedback GT and made it into this: the Speedback GT Silverstone Edition.

While familiar to look at when compared with the 2014 model, there are some key differences that mark out the Silverstone. Note for example the deletion of the bumpers, the new wheels, altered spoilers and revised lights that give this car a slightly sportier look. This means the car is aimed at a different kind of buyer, says David Brown, the Silverstone created for a younger audience than the original GT.

Underneath, the car is still based on the old Jaguar XKR, but with power now up to 610hp. Autocar suggests that the Silverstone has a "sportier" suspension tune to cope with that output and increase its appeal to enthusiasts, but we don't know any specific details as yet.

What we do know right now, though, is a price: £744,000, or £120,000 more than the original Speedback GT. As mentioned just 10 will be produced, with first deliveries expected before the end of the year. Will the "outstanding performance credentials" promised by DBA be enough to tempt customers into a Silverstone GT? We'll find out soon.









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  • Macboy 06 Mar 2018

    So now it's the bd lovechild of an 60's Aston and 60's Ferrari. Well done.

  • Tuvra 06 Mar 2018

    Fair play, that looks terrible! hehe

  • Podie 06 Mar 2018

    I can see why they are only building 10 of the things... hurl

  • RumbleOfThunder 06 Mar 2018

    Looks brilliant.

  • Plug Life 06 Mar 2018

    Strange design mash-up.

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