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Speedback GT

17th April 2014

A limited edition, classically styled GT car, evoking the Bond look of the 1960s, has been unveiled in London and is on show now in Monaco

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Channelling the look and style of James Bond's favoured vehicles, the brand new, limited edition Speedback was recently unveiled in London by its co-creator David Brown. David Brown has a long-standing background in engineering, vehicle manufacturing and an equally strong enthusiasm for both classic and contemporary cars (although he has no connection with either Aston Martin, its founder, Sir David Brown, or with the David Brown Group). With his concept for a classically styled GT car with modern mechanicals and reliability, he began to assemble his specialist team some two years ago.

"The finished cars are the product of thousands of hours of highly skilled, hand-built craftsmanship, and production will be limited to 100 vehicles. Of course with orders now being taken our team will work closely with purchasers to ensure that their Speedback is as bespoke as they wish - a process only possibly due to the latest low-volume manufacturing techniques we have employed to produce Speedback," said David Brown.

Underneath the custom styling are the core mechanics of the Jaguar XKR. It was designed by Alan Mobberley, who has a long history working with Land Rover. Mobberley says he drew inspiration, not just from Jaguars of the '60s, and needless to say 007's iconic Aston Martin, but from Ferrari and Maserati as well. The technical success of the newest bespoke coach building ventures, such as the Speedback, Brown explains, will be in the rapidly developing 3D printing technology.

The car was on show in London last month, but has recently touched down in Monaco, where it is appearing at the Top Marques festival and trade show. Top Marques has its own 007 connection, is its principal organiser is none other than Steven Saltzman, son of the 007 producer. "Speedback has attracted interest from literally every country in the world and we are looking forward to showing the car to an international audience in Monaco and opening our order books for the first time." The car will be on display at the exclusive show, held at the Grimaldi Forum, until 20th April (stand F3) with orders being taken for this fabulous hand-built, British sportscar.

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