David Brown Automotive Speedback GT and Silverstone Edition in Detail – Automotive Affairs Special!

David Brown Automotive Speedback GT and Silverstone Edition in Detail – Automotive Affairs Special!


[Music] speedboat GT launched in 2014 as a culmination of classic 1960s style with modern technology modern connectivity modern performance and modern reliability taking influence from the classic lines of the 1960s and traditional coach building techniques all of the body panels are hand rolled hand beaten aluminium taking just over 3,000 man-hours just in bodywork with the entire car taking just over eight thousand man-hours all built in Silverstone on the exterior we decided to create a car with a more traditional more classic 60s feel so we use one of the wheel options as a 19-inch wire wheel all of the bright wear is finished in either nickel or Chrome this particular car has a nickel finish there’s a slightly warmer tone to the metalwork which works really nicely and brings out the yellow in this spoke color called green man Alicia and sort of our take on a classic British racing green coming around into the interior of the car [Music] this is a very traditional British themed car we’ve used selection of leathers this is a leather called Amazon and the center spine of the car this tends to be done in a trimmed in a contrast color this is a beautiful color called ank of England and matching with that nickel bright wear just gives a real rich sumptuous feel to the car with steering wheel controls and a gear selector six-speed ZF automatic gearbox with manual paddles on the steering wheel for a more engaging Drive and performance wise the car has a 510 horsepower a standard from a 5 liter supercharged v8 mated to the 6-speed gearbox in the boot we have up to five hundred and two litres of luggage space with the 2+2 seats folding down split folding tailgate for ease of access the boot liner can go to the back which reveals by unique mechanic seat or event seat [Music] classic 1960s inspired car modern technology modern style course modern performance from that fantastic 5 litre supercharged v8 so celebrating David Brown automotives first anniversary in Silverstone in our new build facilities we wanted to take speed back GT that traditional 1960s style beautifully handcrafted and beautifully finished and give it a more aggressive more menacing and more performance orientated character personality so speed by Silverstone edition just like those classic 1960s and fifties races of which the car is heavily inspired by we’ve taken the little chrome winglets off the front and back the small bumpers and streamlined the entire body shell [Music] the car is also heavily inspired by a silverstone the track history as an RAF base we’ve darkened off the headlights and these are individual unique pieces of brushed aluminium so the overall body paintwork it’s a over an 8-week paint finish in a color called fly by night so this is a much more menacing progressive paint finish adding another level of craftsmanship all hand painted [Music] and a nice subtle nod to that 60s and 50s racing the badges themselves we’ve taken the color out of the David Brown automotive logo and given it a monotone edge especially for for the speed by Silverstone edition and all of the bright car about side skirt that side vent is extended slightly as well to add a little bit more of a performance edge and of course we have our completely bespoke an afterburner style 20 inch alloys so taking heavy inspiration from that classic 1960s jet aircraft I think it looks fantastic on this car so moving around the back taking those bumpers off speed back GT has given the car a more muscular of stance to the rear and our brand new rear diffuser and an afterburner jet engine exhaust tips have really added to that please take a direct influence from a famous 1960s jet aircraft we’ve cleared out the taillights as well again to give that monotone roar finish [Music] and then inside the boots just like speedboat GT we have our lower tailgate opening and our luggage map to fall it away now what makes speed back silverstone edition special it’s the hidden in the picnic seat is a bespoke hoppy lifestyle accessory area so every single one of the limited ten cars will be completely bespoke to each individual customers needs for their lifestyle options so in this case we have a small area for camera equipment but again every customer car will be unique so the interior the cockpit of speed back Silverstone edition brings another level of personality a two-speed path of these beautifully trimmed sports seats heated sports seats are and not too classic the ejector seats with this raw antique tan leather which has a much softer more supple feel than traditional automotive leathers and we’ve obviously used a broguing detail a beautiful broguing detail to highlight some of that craftsmanship and have a nod to the past obviously on the top of the seats here we’ve got our silverstone edition exclusive logo and embroidered in and even on the back of the seats around the side of the seats we have a beautiful covered wrap material which is a really premium British fabric material and it’s got a real military edge to it so it’s a real tactile military feel to that material in speed that Silverstone addition we’ve also offered it with a two seater so we’ve got obviously the two seats the front and in the back in place of the 2+2 from the standard speedboat GT we have our luggage area with extended storage underneath as well [Music] our steering wheel is fully leather and alcantara lined fully out leather and alcantara trimmed with that contrast stitch and flat bottoms for a more aggressive more dynamic driving appearance the veneers in Silverstone Edition are completely unique and we have used a beautiful wood called ebony Makassar and what we’ve done to that happening the kasib wood is scorch it so just like as if perhaps it had been scorched by a by the exhaust of a jet engine that starts black so we have a fully black finish to the woods all open for as well so you can feel the texture of the wood we haven’t black addicted so it’s a raw wood and it slowly blends out the scorching blends out to the wood at the very end with a solid metal inlay just to remind everyone where it was built perhaps the most important difference between speed back GT and speed Silverstone addition of course this performance so speed but Silverstone addition has a 5 liter supercharged v8 with 601 horsepower driven through the rear wheels and a six-speed ZF automatic gearbox so 601 horsepower a significant amount of low-end torque to really give the car a proper grand touring experience speed back GT is limited to up to 100 examples globally with speed better silverstone Edition limited within that 100 to just 10 examples so extremely exclusive with high collector value six hundred and twenty thousand pounds plus local taxes and delivery with speed back GT at five hundred and twenty and obviously of course fully misspoke [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Music]


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