David Brown Automotive, the company behind the Aston Martin-esque Speedback and Mini Remastered, is preparing another car; apparently its most performance-focused yet.
The Geneva Motor Show next month will host the new Grand Tourer – although at present that’s not expected to be its official name. Production numbers will be limited: each car will be hand-built at the company’s Silverstone headquarters.
Not very interesting, right? Actually, we can glean some useful info from between the lines. Handy, really, because the teaser shot (above, in Tweet) tells us diddly squat other than that the brand logo is monochrome. We know that this is the firm’s fastest car yet, and the language suggests by some margin. How fast is that, exactly, you ask?
The Speedback, which was based on the antiquated but lovely Jaguar XKR, was capable of 0-60mph in 4.6 seconds and a limited 155mph. The unnamed new GT may well be targeting a launch benchmark of 4.0 seconds or less to 60mph, and a top speed much more towards 200mph.
There are few solid details to go on, but bank on it being pricey. Since the Speedback cost over £500,000, you probably won’t be able to afford the new car either. But we’re looking forward to finding out more when it’s unveiled in Geneva on 6 March.