Last March, the David Brown Automotive Speedback GT made its official debut in Europe, heralded a new era for GT models and showcasing a classically styled car with modern mechanicals, reliability and comforts. Designed, engineered and hand-crafted in Britain, the Speedback GT was a huge success in Europe.
Since it’s reveal, US buyers have been clamoring for the Speedback GT to come to our shores. And now as the company celebrates their 1-year anniversary, they’ve announced that the Speedback GT will be officially launching in the United States.
Prospective buyers interested in seeing the Speedback GT in the flesh will get the chance next week, as the car will be displayed at The Quail, the famed motorsports gathering located at Quail Lodge in California. The event will be the perfect place to demonstrate Speedback GT’s merits to the American public for the first time. Initially showcasing at the Quail Rally Welcome Reception on August 10th, it will participate in the Rally on August 11th and 12th before the main Quail event on August 14th, where it will feature on a stand.
Company founder and CEO David Brown said: “It’s been a fantastic year for Speedback GT since its launch. Having had such a warm reception at a number of world-leading shows in Europe, it is a natural progression to bring the car to an American audience, where we’re sure there will be plenty of fans. We have already received a lot of enquiries asking when we would be bringing the car over so we’re really excited to finally be making the journey across. The Quail is the ideal venue to exhibit Speedback GT, with its luxurious, elegant, classic setting that encapsulate the car’s virtues and is full of true car enthusiasts.”
The culmination of an idea David Brown has been working on for many years, Speedback GT was created by the David Brown Automotive team, including highly-experienced Head of Design, Alan Mobberley. The car, which is hand built in Coventry, proudly uses traditional British materials and craftsmanship. Made to order, Speedback offers an array of exquisite detail including hand-formed panels and hand-crafted interior, as well as some special features such as a fold-down picnic seat.
“This car appeals to anybody who desires a truly individual sports car, which can boast a fine British pedigree and which will only be produced in limited numbers, thus ensuring the kind of exclusivity associated with Britain’s once proud heritage of traditional, high-quality, automotive coach- building,” commented David.
The David Brown Automotive Speedback GT promises exceptional performance and handling, getting power from a 5.0-liter V-8 supercharged engine that delivers 510 HP and 461 lb-ft of torque, offering up a 0-60 mph time of just 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. The Speedback GT will set you back around $753,000.
If you had the money, would you drop 3/4 of a million dollars on a Speedback GT?