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David Brown Speedback Silverstone Edition to have more than 600bhp

Lee Stern
13 Feb 2018

The David Brown Speedback Silverstone Edition is set for a Geneva reveal and will be the marque’s most performance-focused model yet.


On March 6 the covers will come off the David Brown Speedback Silverstone Edition at the 2018 Geneva motor show. The grand tourer will be the niche manufacturer’s most performance oriented model yet, with only 10 being produced. No price has yet been announced.

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As the Speeback element of the name suggests, the Speedback Silverstone Edition is derived from the Speedback GT, which sits on a Jaguar XKR  platform. Various modifications over the Speedback GT will be aimed at delivering a sportier character.  ‘We always had the ambition to deliver an even higher performance derivative of Speedback, so this is the realisation of a core objective for us’, said David Brown, company founder and CEO.

Details are scarce but David Brown has confirmed the model will have around 600bhp. However, what engine produces this we can only speculate on. There’s every chance the Jaguar-sourced, 5.0-litre, supercharged V8 that powers the David Brown Speedback GT could be used and upgraded accordingly; in the Speedback GT it develops 510bhp. Apart from the targeted power figure no other information regarding performance or the mechanicals has been disclosed.

To reflect the extra performance the exterior design will adopt a racier aesthetic influenced by 1950s and 60s racing GT cars. It will also be decorated with badging and trim pieces pointing towards  David Brown’s Silverstone roots (see the pictures), and be handbuilt in David Brown’s Silverstone facility alongside the Speedback GT and Mini Remastered.  

Speaking ahead of the Geneva reveal, Brown said, the ‘Speedback Silverstone Edition is the perfect platform for us to hone classically-inspired performance, as we give a nod to our brand’s Silverstone roots, whilst looking ahead to a future of British handcraftsmanship at our bespoke coachbuilding facility.’ 

While Pricing information is unknown,  it’s unlikely to be cheap – the Speedback GT comes in around the £600,000 mark. A six-figure price tag, plus plenty of Union Jack badges, are a certainty.

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