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David Brown Automotive upgrades Speedback GT for 2017

Bespoke, luxury car maker David Brown Automotive has added a range of upgrades and improvements to its Speedback GT.

Set to give a public debut two examples of its hand built and ‘significantly upgraded’ car at the Geneva Motor Show, also on display will be elements of the ‘finely engineered, handcrafted features’ that go into the production of each car. These include examples of hand-rolled raw aluminium body components, as well as an all-new luxury accessory range, designed in-house by David Brown Automotive and crafted by hand in Great Britain.

The Speedback GT combines the style of a classic grand tourer with modern engineering, technology and conveniences. Created with traditional techniques, each limited-edition car is commissioned by the individual and handbuilt to order, a process that requires over 8,000 man hours.

The British-based company recently moved to larger premises in a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and headquarters which will enable an increase in production, staff and further models in the future.

“It seems like yesterday that we launched the prototype to the press and public in 2014,” said company founder David Brown. “We’ve come a long way since then, as have our vehicles, with 237 developments now incorporated into the 2017 specification Speedback GT. Our new manufacturing plant is an exciting milestone for the business, and Geneva is the perfect environment to share our MY17 Speedback GT. We have a lot of exciting plans for 2017, it looks set to be the best-ever year for us.”

Priced at £495,000 excluding tax, the Speedback GT promises ‘exceptional performance and handling’ - with a 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine pumping out 510bhp and 461ft lb of torque, 0-60mph takes 4.6 seconds on to a top speed of 155mph (limited). Optional power upgrades are also available.

The Geneva Motor Show runs from 9-19th March.