Petrolheads, you may want to sit down. Because we’ve discovered one of the finest retro-style cars in the world: the Speedback Silverstone by David Brown. Limited to only ten examples, and crafted to celebrate the first anniversary of the company’s move to the Silverstone race track, this curved beauty boasts both retro-style looks and state of the art functions. We take a closer look…
In terms of aesthetics, few four wheelers can compare. Taking its style cues from the supersonic designs of the Jet Age, the Speedback has a sleek and slick aluminium body with flowing lines and a clean design. It’s also kitted with twin auxiliary lamps with a stealth black signature mesh grille (a reference to the GT Racers of the Sixties), jet turbine-inspired ‘Afterburner’ 20” forged alloy wheels (for extra aggression) and lens-inspired LED machined headlamps with dark ceramic surrounds.
When you step inside the doors, things appear equally as impressive. Lined with uniquely brogued and embroidered leathers and wood veneers, driving inside the cockpit is akin to taking a ride in any first class cabin. The in-built 7.1-channel Bowers & Wilkins surround sound also ensures that your Spotify playlists can be enjoyed to their maximum audio potential.
And the performance? Designed for cross continent driving, this Speedback guarantees a premium drive with adaptive dynamics, advanced performance brakes and an active rear differential. More impressively, the 5.0-litre twin-scroll supercharged V8 engine delivers over 601hp and can do 0-60mph in just 4.2 seconds.
So, if you’re looking to venture into rural Scandinavia or explore America’s open roads, this may be the set of wheels for you.
Speedback Silverstone Edition
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