David Brown Auto bringing high-performance GT to Geneva

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Nascent coachbuilder David Brown Automotive burst onto the scene in 2014 with the deliciously retro Speedback GT. The car featured a body inspired by the lines of the Aston Martin DB5 but rode on the much more modern bones of a Jaguar XK.

The company went in a very different direction in 2017 when it announced a restoration service for the original Alec Issigonis-designed Mini, but now it’s ready to return to the GT segment.

DBA this week announced the reveal of a high-performance GT at next month’s 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. The company described the new car as featuring a more aggressive design than the Speedback GT, although classic car inspiration will still be present.

David Brown Speedback GT

“This is something that we’ve been looking forward to doing since launching Speedback GT and I can’t wait to reveal more,” DBA CEO and founder David Brown said in a statement. “With its unprecedented levels of performance, this vehicle allows the David Brown Automotive brand to appeal to our existing customers, and new customers alike.”

Each of the strictly limited models will be handbuilt at DBA’s Silverstone facility in the United Kingdom, where Speedback GT production and Mini restoration is already underway.

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